On February 24, 2016 we encourage everyone to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online. Pink Shirt Day comes from two Nova Scotia high school students, who decided to take a stand against bullying in their own school. When a boy at their school was bullied for wearing a pink shirt, they went to the local store and bought as many pink shirts as they could and handed them out to classmates. This was the beginning of the Pink Shirt Campaign. Tomorrow the staff and students are invited to take a stand against bullies and wear pink!
Wearing a pink shirt isn’t enough – we have to also take a stand. Each person needs to make the choice to accept people for who they are – regardless of what they wear, how they talk, where they live or the colour of their skin.
We need to make sure that we show that everyone is important and needs to be treated with respect.