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Bullying is repeated mean, cruel, hurtful behaviours done on purpose by someone with more power. It can be verbal, physical, social and online. Recognize the warning signs.
Pink Shirt Day is February 26, 2020. Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. It has since been recognized annually worldwide as a day to stand against bullying.
This year, we are working to raise awareness of bullying prevention and highlight where to turn if in need of help. Getting involved is easy. Wear your pink shirt, take a photo and share it on social media with the #PinkShirtDay and #WhereToTurn hashtags.
Consider how you can take part in Pink Shirt Day. Here are a few ideas:
- share Pink Shirt Day resources on social media
- discuss your role in bullying prevention with your friends, family or coworkers
- learn where to turn for help, like Bullying – Find supports
- write a letter or email to the editor of your local newspaper or radio station about the importance of promoting healthy relationships
- host a Pink Shirt Day themed event in your community
Download materials to help promote Pink Shirt Day in your community:
- Social graphic (Facebook/Twitter) (JPG, 573 KB)
- Email signature (JPG, 125 KB)
- Bullying Helpline Card (PDF, 210 KB)