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Pink Shirt Day - Let's put an end to bullying


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Blog by Bettina Reid | February 26th, 2019


Today is Pink Shirt Day in support of efforts to Stop Bullying of all kinds. Whether it be in the workplace, schools, home or on the internet. By wearing something pink you are supporting the efforts to STOP bullying of any kind.

As social media continues to expand and become a part of our daily lives, so does bullying...unfortunately. Many of us grew up in a time where it was ignored or brushed off as being no big deal. We were taught - "Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me." I was never a big fan of that saying, names do hurt...no matter how much you try to tell someone not to let them. Today it is so much worse than it ever was back when I was a child. Because there is no safe place for people to get away from the bullying. It enters the privacy of your home, whether you like it or not the minute you open up your computer or phone. You can't get away from it! The only way to try and make it stop is to keep putting emphasis on days like today but to be conscious of it everyday!

In Richmond a few years ago on Feb.26th 2012, 500 students took part in a flash mob at the Aberdeen Centre. It brought tears to my eyes back then and it brought tears to me eyes once again as I watched the video that has now had over 131,000 views. I know I'm sappy but it was great to see kids of all ages taking part to help stomp out bullying. I wonder where those kids are today. Take a peak at their youtube video:

http://youtu.be/oJ1A_IBi01E

For more information here's a website set up for the day to share your pictures and thoughts. We'd love to hear from you too!

http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/

Support anti-bullying by wearing PINK! Let's help those without a voice be heard! Let's show them we care!