Spirit Day is an annual show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who are often the victims of bullying at school and in their communities. Organized by GLAAD, the event asks participants to “go purple” on October 17th.
Observe this important day in your classroom with our Stop Bullying: Speak Up Comic Challenge which is full of bullying prevention comics. You can also find these activities to assign to your class via the Activity Library – just search ‘bullying prevention’.
You can tie-in Spirit Day with these bullying prevention activities by asking your students to focus on the challenges faced by LGBT youth, or to dress their avatars in purple. Check out this tutorial on creating outfits for instructions on how to change your avatar’s clothing.
We hope everyone has a fun Spirit Day and that we can continue working together to create an inclusive and safe environment for all our students!