Schools across the country take part in the National Day Of Silence to bring awareness to the discrimination of LGBTQ+ students. In 2013, the GLSEN conducted a survey and found that 9 out of 10 LGBTQ+ students report being verbally, sexually or physically harassed at school and they also found that 30% of students miss days of school in fear of their safety. When students whiteness these acts they may not know what to say or when to act. The Day Of Silence is a way to help. By keeping silent you make it known that students must speak up when they see another student being harassed. This allows you to show that LGBTQ+ bullying is unacceptable in your school.