The New York Jets and MetLife Stadium are set to host the second annual Bullying Awareness Day this coming Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016.
Aside from facing the New England Patriots this Sunday, the New York Jets will also do their part to tackle bullying. There will be plenty of activities this Sunday at MetLife besides the divisional matchup.
As part of the festivities that will be the second annual Bullying Awareness Day, the Jets will present a $35,000 donation to STOMP Out Bullying.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 25, 2016
STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. STOMP Out Bullying is an organization focused on bringing awareness and education to children, teens, parents, and schools to help minimize bullying through kindness, empathy, and acceptance of others.
Bullying has become a huge problem as of late, mainly because of how long the issue of bullying has been swept under the rug. According to statistics on meganmeierfoundation.org, nearly 1-in-3 students experience bullying during the school year and 43 percent of students experience cyberbullying during their lifetime.
On top of the $35,000 donation to STOMP Out Bullying, the New York Jets on Sunday will also unveil a new public service announcement that will feature Jets players on the stadium video boards. The Jets also continue their Upstander of the Week program, that features a student that has helped another person from being bullied.
The New York Jets are also doing their part to help get you involved. For every time someone uses the hashtag #JetsTackleBullying on Twitter and Instagram, the New York Jets organization will provide an additional donation of one dollar for each post up to an additional $10,000.
Make sure to hop on Twitter or Instagram and post #JetsTackleBullying to do your part to help eliminate an issue that no child should ever have to face.