Tampa, Florida -- Thursday marks one month since bullying drove Lakeland 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick to take her own life.
On Wednesday, a group of young professionals in Tampa headed to a school with the idea that bullying is a problem all of us must fight -- not just parents, teachers, and kids.
All over campus at West Tampa's Roland Park K-8 Magnet School you'll see an extra accessory added to the usual uniforms today.
It's a bright orange bracelet, serving as a serious symbol.
Orange-shirted adults handed out the wristbands in the gym. They showed them off on the school's morning show, and they passed them out desk-by-desk in classrooms.
Attorneys from the law firm Quarles & Brady are the Tampa branch of their company's nationwide push to fight bullying.
You can count Kenya Plunkett and Meilyn Solis as their target audience. Kenya says this school-wide Unity Day is the first time she's ever talked about the guilt she feels for not telling an adult her friend was being bullied.
"On a Monday, on my way to tell the guidance counselor, they broke the news... that he committed suicide," she said.
"If we had a Unity Day, I think he would probably still be here."
Meilyn switched schools after brutal bullying. She now watches her mother get bullied, because her English is not good. To her, these small bracelets are a big deal.
"It makes me feel good. It makes me want to help kids," she said.
"Because I see someone that's older than me, that has more knowledge than I do, take a stand for what they believe."
So attorneys like Colleen Miller are standing, and sharing a message that could save a life.
"I think the more people that give the children the message, the better off that they will actually internalize it and act upon it," Miller said.
Quarles & Brady gave out hundreds of orange wristbands Wednesday.
Attached to each is a card with simple steps for students to take if they are being bullied, or if they see it happening to someone else.
Grayson Kamm, 10 News