Pleasanton city officials are recognizing October as Bullying Prevention Month and asking residents to wear orange today, this year's Unity Day.
The action is being taken to promote kindness, inclusion and acceptance throughout the city, according to Susan Andrade-Wax, director of Community Services in Pleasanton.
"Sixty-four percent of children who are bullied don't report it, and we believe this has become an issue we must all address," Susan Andrade-Wax said."We all know change doesn't happen overnight, but with so many unreported cases of bullying, we need to be vigilant in our ongoing efforts to raise awareness and empower people to stand up to bullies."
The city is asking residents to change their profile pictures on social media to the "Pleasanton Unites Against Bully" jpg, use the #UnityDay2015 #PTownUnites hashtags on Twitter and visit the Unity Day website, http://ptownlife.org/unity-day-home-page/