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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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"Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote:;–; This is probably like the saddest thing I ever wrote ;~;
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Gustpaw padded up to his mentor, Darkfur. "Can we go hunting, Darkfur?" He asked his mentor. "Now?" He asked in disbelief. "We just got back from dawn patrol, and training right after!" He said. Gustpaw didn't care, he was full of energy. "Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease, Darkfur?" He pleaded to the dark brown warrior. "Oh, go catch a bird!" Darkfur spat and walked off. So he did.    The next day after hunting, Gustpaw asked Darkfur if they could go and train with the other apprentices. "No, I'm tired from hunting and dawn patrol this morning," he said, sleepily. "Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease, Darkfur?" He whined to the broad-shouldered tabby. "Go catch a bird, apprentice," he said and stumbled to the Warriors' den. So he did.   The next day after training, Gustpaw asked Darkfur if they could go on evening patrol. "No way! The way you hunted earlier was horrible! A deaf rabbit could have heard you!" He scolded. Gustpaw flattened his silver ears. "May I please try hunting again?" He asked politely. "Later," his mentor said. "Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease, Darkfur?" He pleaded desperately with sorrow in his eyes. "Go and catch a bird, you scrap of fur!" Darkfur ordered, angrily. So he did and didn't come back.    The next day after Darkfur returned from hunting, he went to the Apprentices' den. "Has anyone seen Gustpaw?" He asked, not seeing his fluffy, light gray apprentice in the den. "I haven't seen him," Berrypaw said, her dappled tortoiseshell pelt glowed from the sunlight between the branches of the gorse bush. "Neither have I." Oakpaw answered him. "Me either..." Sparrowpaw replied. "I hope he's okay!" Featherpaw burst out. "Huh?" Darkfur asked as Berrypaw padded over to comfort Featherpaw. "Gustpaw will be okay," she reassured Featherpaw. Featherpaw just scuffled her gray paw on the ground. "C'mon, he's strong, brave, swift, smart, and loyal. He'll be fine and he'll return eventually." Berrypaw reminded her. "I hope so," she replied. Suddenly, her eyes burned with a new fire. "We have to find him!" She said loudly. "I'll find him if it's then last thing I do!"   Search parties searched every little bit of ThunderClan territory, but they hadn't found Gustpaw.   At the Gathering, ThunderClan's leader, Gingerstar, asked the other leaders if they had seen Gustpaw. "RiverClan hasn't, right?" Ripplestar asked his Clan. They shook their heads. "Redstar?" She asked the ShadowClan leader. "Haven't seen him," Redstar answered as ThunderClan started to worry. Featherpaw started up at the leaders on the rock, praying to StarClan that WindClan saw him. Gingerstar asked WindClan's leader. "I'm sorry, Gingerstar, but we haven't seen him." Hawkstar answered. Featherpaw stared up in disbelief. "Gustpaw!" She yowled in sorrow. "He can't go, he can't! I refuse to believe he's gone, he has to be somewhere! Oh Gustpaw, oh Gustpaw! StarClan, why?" She wailed like a queen who's kit has died. Darkfur leaned over to Leapfoot, Featherpaw's mentor. "What's wrong with her? I suppose it is sad that we lost Gustpaw, but why is she making such a big fuss over one apprentice?" He asked her. Leapfoot looked at him like he asked her if hedgehogs could fly. "You honestly haven't noticed yet?" She asked him with a mrrow of laughter. Darkfur tilted his head, clearly unaware of what Leapfur's talking about. "You stupid furball!" She said playfully. "Featherpaw has been into Gustpaw for moons!" She said, getting more serious. "I bet her heart feels broken." She says and quietly adds "Like mine." She said, talking about Drizzlepelt, her mate who died in battle with RiverClan. She stood frozen in place, staring up at Silverpelt. The moon made her sand-colored pelt glow, but Darkfur knew she didn't feel as radiant as she looked right now. He looked at her and then to her apprentice, both staring up,at Silverpelt, both lost their mates. Suddenly, realization hit him like a thorn in his pad. I caused both, Drizzlepelt and Gustpaw's deaths...   Once back at camp, Darkfur went to his nest in the Warriors' den. He laid down and closed his eyes. He had provoked RiverClan by chasing a rabbit over the border, accidentally which killed Drizzlepelt. And he had been a piece of pure fox dung to Gustpaw which chased him away, probably into StarClan. He had caused both their deaths and their mates didn't know it. He sighed and lay there with his eyes open, staring into nothing.   At moonhigh, Darkfur wriggled silently out of the Warriors' den and exited camp through patch of gorse near the nursery. He ran out of the ravine (yes, this is in the forest) and ran through the trees. He was running the direction of RiverClan. Once there, he pelted along the borderline until he reached The Gorge. "I don't deserve the respect ThunderClan gives me. Leapfoot and Featherpaw dot deserve to be broke-hearted. Drizzlepelt and Gustpaw didn't deserve to die." He paused. "But I do." And jumped into The Gorge.
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