The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, name-calling and harassment in schools.
Organised by InsideOut, the goal of the Day of Silence is to make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
Students across the country participate in the Day of Silence to bring attention to this problem, let students who experience such bullying know that they are not alone and ask schools to take action to address the problem.
There is no single way to participate, and students are encouraged to take part in the way that is the most positive and uplifting for their school.
Day of Silence happens on the 18th of August, 2017. For more info, check out http://www.dayofsilence.org.nz