Posted: February 24, 2014
SUPPORT ANTI-BULLYING!! DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR PINK SHIRT!Origins of Pink Shirt DayPink Shirt day originally started as a protest against a bullying incident at a high school in Nova Scotia. On this day, people participate by wearing pink to symbolize a stand against bullying.The original event was organized by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, who in 2007 bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a male ninth grade student, was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school. Pink Shirt Day is about working at preventing bullying through education and awareness. It’s about sharing resources, personal experiences and working towards positive solutions. Promoting a positive learning environment (including bullying prevention and intervention) is not the responsibility of one particular group within a school environment, but instead all members of the school community need to take ownership over helping to ensure that their school has a positive, safe and engaging climate.