We don’t need an excuse to be kind to one another, but today brings extra incentive to choose kindness over everything else.
Today is Pink Shirt Day across Canada. You’ll see tens of thousands of students and even a few adults wearing pink to school or work to show support for anti-bullying efforts.
Our team at Martin Charlton Communications agrees that bullying of any form is never acceptable. Co-workers, classmates and friends support and encourage each other and stand together to bring a stop to bullying.
Whether it be in person on online, bullying is prevalent in our society. It takes a strong person to stand up to a bully, but that show of strength is easier when you have a team standing with you.
The focus for 2019 is cyberbullying.
Did you know:
- More than 80 per cent of teens use a cellphone regularly, making it the most popular form of technology and a common medium for cyberbullying;
- About half of young people have experienced some form of cyberbullying;
- Mean, hurtful comments and spreading rumours are the most common type of cyberbullying.
Last year, more than 56,000 people in Saskatchewan participated in Pink Day.
Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when students at a high school in Nova Scotia wore pink shirts to show support for another student who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.