Pink Shirt Day is on February 26
Pink Shirt Day (also known as Anti-Bullying Day), is a day where everyone wears a pink shirt as a symbol of standing up against bullying.
The event originated in Nova Scotia by 2 students who noticed that a new student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. To support the new student and show that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable, they went out and bought pink shirts to give out to their peers to wear. By showing up in pink, the students and their peers were able to show that the new student would have their support. This act of kindness has helped to inspire others to raise funds for anti-bullying programs so that students can get the resources and support they need.
Bullying doesn’t just take place at school. It can be at work, at a public area or even online by strangers. It is caused when a bully does not equally respect the person they are targeting. If you are experiencing the effects of bullying, check out some of the resources available on pinkshirtday.ca.
As part of the day, students are encouraged to wear pink to support kindness and show that bullying is not tolerated in any shape or form.