Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pink Shirt Day

Did you know Canada.. the last Wednesday in February, which happens to be our Leap Day this year, is also an extremely important day - Pink Shirt Day.


Pink Shirt Day is about Anti-Bullying in Canada. Originally started as a protest against a bullying incident at a Nova Scotia high school, on this day everyone is asked to wear pink to symbolize a stand against bullying.

Psychologists define bullying as a power relationship carried on by one individual or a group of individuals towards another person. Bullying does not necessarily need to be brutal or physical violence, rumours, threats and hurtful words also lead to feelings of rejection.

I hope everyone talks to their children today, let them know we are here for them if they are being bullied, and let them know it is NEVER okay to bully another person - no matter what their peers are doing. Bullying Stops Here.

Do you have a Pink Shirt Day article we can share with our readers? Let us know in the comments or email and let's get this very important message out.

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Callista's Ramblings

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for this important message. I talk to my boys every day about the importance of treating everyone with respect and how you would want to be treated.

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  2. I'm wearing a pink shirt! Here's my post: http://callistasramblings.blogspot.com/2012/02/pink-shirt-day-no-more-bullying.html

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  3. When I get dressed today I plan on putting on some pink!

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  4. I know that Whispered Inspirations has one up today too!

    Great article! I need to write more about this topic.

    Bullying sucks.

    But I also think the word bullying gets used too frequently. Children need to truly understand what it means!

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  5. Fabulous post. A great reminder to everyone about how awful bullying is. It's been the source of a few teenage deaths in our community in the past year. Really sad :(

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  6. Such a simple a respectful way of showing support. Personally, today I would love to see pink on every single person.

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  7. I didn't leave the house today but both baby girl and I were sporting pink...bullying needs to stop and people need to help stop it, school officials still turn a blind eye in this day in age, it's ridiculous. Thanks for posting your support for anti-bullying!

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