Since 2007 Pink Shirts have become a symbol of support for anti-bullying education.
The original Pink Shirt event was organized by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, who bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a fellow student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. You can read the entire story HERE.
Since the inaugural act of support, Pink Shirt Day is recognized not only in Canada but in many countries around the world.
The 2018 Pink Shirt Day theme is "Nice Needs No Filter" bringing awareness to Cyberbullying. Two-thirds of youth have had to deal with some form of cyberbullying, or bullying through electronic means. Pinkshirtday.ca explains that cyberbullying comes in many forms, "including harassment, impersonation, outing, cyberstalking, and denigration, but all exist – at least in part – in the digital world. Cyberbullying can often feel even more overwhelming than traditional bullying, because access to a target is 24/7." If you think you’re being targeted online, or know of a friend who may be involved in cyberbullying please CLICK HERE for more information.
You are invited to joing Westwind in wearing pink on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 to raise awareness and show your commitment to creating welcoming, caring, respectful & safe learning environments. Share your photos with us using #PinkShirtDay and @Wwsd74.