Pink Shirt Day 2024

Today, Wednesday February 28th, is Pink Shirt Day 2024.

It is a day meant to honour or commitment to ending bullying in schools.

  • We all have a responsibility to stand up against bullying.
  • Bullying remains a pervasive problem that has become even more insidious in the age of social media.
  • We recently took action to protect young people from online threats, restrict cellphones in schools, and hold social media companies accountable for the harm they have caused.

Pink Shirt Day 2024 - MikeStarchuk.com

How did Pink Shirt Day begin?

The original event was organized in 2007 by two grade 12 students named David Shepherd and Travis Price, who bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a ninth-grade student Chuck McNeill was bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt during the first day of school at a school in Nova Scotia. *

 

How does Pink Shirt Day help?

Pink Shirt Day is an annual event against bullying. Participants wear pink shirts and attend or host informative events to raise awareness about bullying, particularly in schools. *

Since 2008, Pink Shirt Day has been raising awareness and funds for anti-bullying programs in BC. 100% of net proceeds are distributed to various organizations that support children’s healthy self-esteem, both with their peers and themselves. They teach empathy, compassion and kindness. **

A few organizations that benefit from Pink Shirt Day are:

If you need help, you can call, or text, 988. 

It is a national three-digit number for suicide prevention and emotional distress.

* – Source – Wikipedia 

** – Source – Pink Shirt Day website

 

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