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Stand Up Against Bullying on Pink Shirt Day 2014

Jan 12, 2014

Bullying can take place anywhere - at school, home and online - and it's important to speak up about it. Stand against bullying without saying a word by slipping into a pink T. Pink Shirt Day takes place Wednesday, February 26th 2014 - what color will you be wearing?

Pink Shirt Day is February 26th, 2014Pink Shirt Day is February 26th, 2014Courtesy of pinkshirtday.ca

What's Pink Shirt Day About?

Pink Shirt Day was started by two high school students in Nova Scotia, Canada who witnessed a new classmate getting bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. A lightbulb went off for David Shepard and Travis Price, and they ran to their local dollar store to buy up all the pink shirts they could find and distributed them to everyone at their school, showing the bullies that bullying wasn't okay.

Pink Shirt Day is now celebrated every year as a way for students, whole classrooms, offices and whoever wants to join as a way to speak up about bullying. It takes place every February, and all you need to do to participate is put on some pink!

There are lots of ways to speak up and stand up against bullyingThere are lots of ways to speak up and stand up against bullyingCourtesy of pinkshirtday.ca

How Do I Get Involved?

There are lots of different ways to show your support for Pink Shirt Day, and to get your friends and school involved too. Bullying is a serious issue, and Pink Shirt Day can be a great way to get a discussion started with anyone and everyone you know.

Official Pink Shirt Day T's are available at pinkshirtday.caOfficial Pink Shirt Day T's are available at pinkshirtday.caCourtesy of pinkshirtday.ca
  • Wear a Pink Shirt! You can buy an official Pink Shirt Day t-shirt r at London Drugs (shirt sale proceeds go to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, and other children's charities.)
  • Organize a bake sale or donation drive at your school for PSD or other charities that help combat bullying.
  • Challenge your friends and classmates to wear Pink Shirts February 26th, and ask if you can put PSD posters up around your school.
  • Share your support for PSD by following their Twitter or joining their Facebook page
  • Post the Pink Shirt Day PSA on social media to start making some noise about bullying.
  • Share and retweet messages about Pink Shirt Day using the hashtag #pinkshirtday, and if you get your friends involved email your photos of everyone in all their pink glory to photos@pinkshirtday.ca or tweet them to @pinkshirtday

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Pink Shirt Day PSA 2014

Check out this PSA for Pink Shirt Day 2014, and don't forget to make some noise about bullying.

 

For more information on Pink Shirt Day and how to participate, visit pinkshirtday.ca

Have Your Say

Have you had any experiences with bullying? Will you be participating in Pink Shirt Day? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

 

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Fairkss
Explanation: Hoshi was best friends with the moon girl, Sina who secretly loved him but they drifted apart when Hoshi met Dimitre, a Russian boy. He hung out with Dimitre more and they both fell in love with each other. However, Sina was jealous and so she got Cira, the sun girl, who was in love with Dimitre to distract him and hang out with him. Dimitre was too kind to reject her so he just hung out with her. In the shadows, Sina was bullying and threatening Hoshi not to meet with Dimitre because if he did she would hurt Dimitre. One day Hoshi couldn't handle it and so he ran to find Dimitre after school. He saw Dimitre and went towards him only to get hit by a car. Dimitre saw Hoshi lying on the floor and rushed towards him and hugged him while Hoshi slowly died in his arms. Dimitre never got over his death after that point.
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Fairkss
There once was a boy named Hoshi. Just like his name his smile was as bright as the stars in the sky. One day he met another boy who's eyes were a mixture of the aqua ocean and green land, Earth. His name was Dimitre and he came from a far away land. They fell hard for each other. Their love stronger than anything in the galaxy. The star left the moon's side to join hands with the earth in their journey of love. But a girl carrying a name that meant the moon felt jealous. Jealous of the stars love for the Earth. She wanted to make it so that Hoshi could never meet Dimitre again, and with the help of another girl with her sun-kissed hair, the star could never see the Earth. The sun would blind the Earth so much that he couldn't see Hoshi who would shine brightly with teary eyes, and then when the sun would go to sleep so did the Earth, and only the stars would feel pain. Months went by and Hoshi's heart only broke harder and harder until a plan popped in his brain. The star, lost and all alone, cut off the wings that allowed him to shine and he fell out of the sky with hot fiery pain. Dimitre saw Hoshi in his hurt and painful state and embraced him. They could finally be together. Only for a brief moment, until Hoshi could feel himself slip into a deep sleep wrapped in Dimitre's arms. The star had gone out, and had left a gaping hole in the Earth's heart that could never be filled.
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nqme
nqme posted in Debating:
I appreciate it, but that doesn't help my conscience.  To me, you're practically saying "if one of us dies, that's okay because there are still plenty of other humans all around the world".  I don't put other animals above us, of course, but they still exist.  Anyway, good day.  Enjoy this egg's before  [s:p/1n9v] and after  [s:p/1n7e] because I'm not sure how to say "good day" without sounding sarcastic.
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Igiveuponthename
That's because of our own human nature. We often value ourselves more than anyone else. Everybody affects everybody indirectly. People value progress over everything. One day the world will come crashing down, and with this crumbling and twisted society with it. Want to make a difference? Well, it's not too late to start.
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Fairkss
Fairkss posted in Say Anything:
I really hate how society is built. I really hate how unaccepting people are and how we have gotten this far due to sacrifices and inflicting pain on others. Why do we do this to our own kind? ​We are just destroying ourselves because we are unable to understand why some people do what they do. Why can't we just accept people for how they are? They're heart and their soul. I know the world can't be perfect but honestly right now the world isn't okay. Of course I'm just a kid so whatever I say won't matter but anyways that's just what has been on my mind lately :)
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