National Day of Silence

April 17, 2015

Celebrate kindness!
We believe in celebrating kindness while working to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias.

Motivated by this simple, yet powerful, idea — and supported by over 60 national partner organizations — No Name-Calling Week is celebrated each year in schools across the nation.

We want to help you put a spotlight on name-calling and bullying in your school.

Be one of the brave, and join us in celebrating No Name-Calling Week January 18-22, 2016. Whether you’re a teacher, student, guidance counselor, coach, librarian or bus driver, show you care by organizing a week of activities at your school aimed at ending name-calling once and for all. Register to receive updates and offers!

Plan a week in your school. Use our planning tools to help in your preparations.

Celebrate kindness through lessons and activities. We have plans for elementary, middle , or high schools . Are you a middle or high school student? Whether you have a minute, hour, or afternoon, here are nine ways to #CelebrateKindness throughout No Name-Calling Week.

Show off! Learn about and submit to the No Name-Calling Week Creative Expression Exhibit.

Check out some of our highlights from 2015's Creative Expression here.

Selfies for Silence. Submit yours today. How are YOU ending the silence?

Know Your Rights

Read National Day of Silence: The Freedom to Speak (Or Not) by Lambda Legal to learn about your legal rights to participate in GLSENs Day of Silence.

Report It!

Are you experiencing resistance to GLSENs Day of Silence organizing or activities from your school administrators or faculty? If you are a student in a U.S. K-12 school and feel like your rights are not being respected, please click here to let us know!