Today is Pink Shirt day.
Are you taking part?
Pink is GREAT.
On Wednesday, people across Canada will don pink shirts to take a stand against bullying.
Six years ago this started in the province of Nova Scotia where students witnessed a boy who was being bullied. Why? Because he wore a pink t-shirt! The next day they handed out pink t-shirts to the male students in the school.
Bullies cause more problems in young minds that you realize, I am sure. My post a few days ago, one of the comments from a girl that self harmed saddened me greatly. She cut herself to scare bullies away, and to deal with the terrible stress she felt at night because of this.
Bullies don’t just pick on kids. Bullying happens in the work place too, and it happens with seniors.
Almost half of boys and over a quarter of girls in public schools have bullied.
Stopping it may be hard. I am guessing there are not many children reading this now. Your children are either being bullied, or bullying or have seen some as the percentage of children witnessing bullying is almost 100%.
So talk to them.
do those numbers make you go eeeeps?
Bullying happens on dates too, and at parties. Sexual aggression.
See I have seen this too. I haven’t hmmmm.
I haven’t blogged about that..
I don’t think I am going to now, I pondered it.
I am not going to post all the ways bullying happens, I am sure you know them.
If you are being bullied, do not feel shame, talk to someone! Be strong. It is wrong and not your fault.