On February 27, 2013 we encouraged everyone to wear something pink to show that we have zero tolerance for bullying. Pink Shirt Day comes from two Nova Scotia high school students, who decided to take a stand against bullying in their own school.
What Schools did in 2013
Week of February 25th, 2013
Kay Bingham Elementary - Design your own Pink Shirt Day! There will be shirts on a clothesline around the school and each student will make their shirt unique.
Perley Elementary School - Students will march through the school picking up classes as they make their way through the halls. The parade will end in the gym where they will hold an assembly.
Ecole Cedardale Elementary - A Grade 3 class will start a flash mob at their school to One Direction's song "What Makes You Beautiful".
West Bay Elementary - A team of staff and students will be selling pink 'anti-bullying' bracelets and giving the money raised to an organization of their choice.
Midway/Greenwood Elementary - Students will be given strips of pink paper for showing kindness, standing up for others, and standing up for their self. Students will write their name on it and use these strips of paper to create a "Chain of Kindness". Several class chains will be combined at an assembly and displayed within the school.
Keeping the Momentum Going
Lions Bay Primary - Everyone will participate in an initiative called "Fill Your Bucket"; the students will have imaginary buckets above their heads and they can fill it by showing actions of kindness or making others feel good. The school will honour students who are "bucket fillers" at assemblies throughout the year.
Revelstoke Secondary School - On March 1st each student will wear a solid colour of their choice and meet for a school "Rainbow" picture. This will become an annual event meant to show the school’s united stand against bullying and the individuality of each person.
Fruitvale Elementary School - The school has decided to make the last Wednesday of each month a Pink Shirt Day. This will serve as a reminder and ensure that people are still talking anti-bullying issues.
Dr. Knox Middle School – Students of this Kelowna school were inspired by the roll-out of ERASE Bullying and developed a series of nine public service announcements around bullying that they are calling The Brave Project. Four of the top videos, selected by the school's 700 students, were re-shot by a TV camera and are now being run on Shaw Cable. They are all making an impact in their community. You can check out The Brave Project on YouTube.
Anti-bullying Flash Mob
Anti-bullying Flash Mob 2013 at Vancouver Giants Hockey Game!
Huge Anti-Bullying Flash Mob in Richmond
ERASE Bullying - Public Service Announcement
Anti Bullying Day Timelapse
Port Edward Anti-Bullying
Prince Rupert Middle School: Pink Shirt Day Flash Mob
If you are having thoughts of suicide or of hurting yourself or others, please reach out immediately for help. Call 9-1-1 (or your local police or authority, if you do not have 9-1-1) or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
If you are being bullied, feeling alone or just need to talk to someone who will listen, please reach out to a trained volunteer or professional:
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The online reporting tool has just been developed and is in the final stages of testing.
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