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Uncategorised > What is Pink Shirt Day?

What's The Story?

This year, Pink Shirt Day, or Anti-Bullying Day, is on February 24.

It is a day when people come together by wearing pink shirts to school or work to show they are against bullying.

You can wear a pink shirt to school or wear one at home if your school is doing distanced e-learning.

How did Pink Shirt Day begin?

In 2007 in Nova Scotia, Grade 12 students David Shepherd, Travis Price and a few friends saw that a Grade 9 student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.

They knew they had to do something to show that this kind of behaviour was not OK.

They decided to go out and buy a bunch of pink shirts and hand them out to other students to wear.

By the end of that week, most of the students in the school were wearing pink shirts to show support for the Grade 9 student who was bullied.

What’s the difference between bullying and cyberbullying?

Bullying is when someone deliberately tries to hurt someone else they think is weaker than they are. In many cases, bullying is repeated over and over and can cause a lot of pain that lasts a long time. It can even lead to things like depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Bullying happens in many ways, but some common forms of bullying are verbal (teasing, name-calling), physical (hitting, kicking, pushing, breaking someone’s toys or favourite things) or social (leaving someone out, spreading rumours).

Cyberbullying is using social media or other technology like texting to threaten, embarrass or even damage a person’s reputation.

How can you help?

  • Proudly wear your pink shirts to show that you stand up against bullying!
  • If you see someone being bullied or you’re being bullied, talk to a trusted grownup about it.
  • When someone is being bullied, in person or online, stand up for them so that they know that they don’t deserve to be bullied.
  • Don’t encourage bullying by participating in bullying behaviour.

Here’s a cool tool to help you THINK before you say something or post any comments online that could hurt someone: