#Day1 Frequently Asked Questions

Simple, free, easy-to-use. Using #Day1 is a powerful way to end bullying, harassment and humiliation in your school, university, workplace or organization.

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What is #Day1?
#Day1 is a free, simple and effective program to prevent bullying in organizations of all kinds. #Day1 is innovative and research-based. #Day1 is a 3 page downloadable toolkit comprised of 1) instructions 2) a Declaration to be read and 3) the Upstander Pledge.

How does it do that?
#Day1 uses a simple declaration followed by a pledge that is clear for the participants and ensures that all members of your classroom, workplace, team or organization know how they are expected to behave and how they are NOT expected to behave. The intervention relies on

  1. a person in authority
  2. making a clear verbal statement
  3. early in their tenure
  4. being specific and
  5. getting confirmation that the declaration has been heard.

It is then followed up with a call to action for three Upstander behaviors to model.

#Day1 is a great supplement to other bullying prevention or remediation programs. We do not seek to replace any programming currently in place. #Day1 is not a silver bullet but it is a critical step in reducing bullying.

Who is #Day1 for?
#Day1 can be used with any organization! People think bullying only happens in schools, but it can happen at work, church, Greek letter organizations, volunteering groups, scouting, sports teams- anywhere people meet….even online. #Day1 works in all of these environments.

We have toolkits to work with people of all ages and developmental abilities.
Toolkits are available for English language learners in several languages including Spanish, Arabic and Albanian.

Why does the #Day1 program work?
#Day1 declaration and pledge talks about what bullying is, how people bully, and what to do if you or someone else is bullied.

Often, people don’t do anything about bullying because they don’t know what to do. By talking about bullying from #Day1 people are empowered to take action against bullying and be upstanders instead of bystanders.

Having a person of leadership read the declaration signals to community members that bullying is not tolerated and that the leadership are safe people to come to if bullying needs to be reported.

What if #Day1 has already passed?
#Day1 is when YOU want it to be! Sure, the program works better the closer to beginning of any group starting, but it has had results when used for even the last 2 weeks of school. #Day1 is the first day that you decide to make sure everyone is on the same page about bullying.

Is there a cost?
#Day1 is FREE!

OK so I want to end bullying from #Day1, what do I do?

  1. Download the FREE toolkit
  2. Think of ideas of how #Day1 can be implemented with your group- see our tips list!
  3. Have a person of leadership read the declaration
  4. Have the participants (students, staff, congregation, etc) recite the pledge.
  5. Have everyone sign their pledge
  6. Send those into us (pictures, snail mail…)
  7. Tell us how it all went! We love pictures and videos of how YOU made it your #Day1!

What do I do after #Day1?
We encourage you to continue the conversation about #Day1 through keeping the pledges or declarations up in an area frequented by community members

We encourage you to refer to #Day1 when talking over bullying with any community members.

Because studies show that bullying remediation is best done when communities take the lead in how they will address bullying, we encourage you to take the lessons and message of #Day1 and make it your own!

Encourage your community members to work with you to come up with solutions that they can have ownership in to address bullying in your own way

Show us how #Day1 makes an impact on your community!

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