Help #StopBullying in Your School this Pink Shirt Day

February 18, 2015

We’re delighted to introduce a new guest blogger – our Get Cyber Safe student intern! As a post-secondary student, he brings a fresh (and young!) viewpoint. In this, his first blog post, he shares his opinions, thoughts and ideas on what YOU can do to help stop cyberbullying. Please join us in welcoming our new Get Cyber Safe student intern.

Have you ever been bullied? At school, work, or online? If so, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, almost 1 in 10 Canadian online teens – 8 per cent – say they have been victims of online bullying on social networking sites.Footnote1

Even if you’ve never been bullied yourself, chances are that one of your friends has.

So if one of your friends was dealing with being bullied, you’d do something about it, right? Well that’s exactly why all of us should unite and make a statement against bullying. This Wednesday February 25th is Pink Shirt Day. Thousands of Canadians will join forces to take a stand against bullying by wearing pink shirts at school, at work, everywhere. Pink Shirt Day was inspired by two Nova Scotia high school buddies who decided to distribute pink shirts around their high school to support one of their classmates who was being bullied because he was wearing a pink shirt to school.

Follow the example of those two friends on February 25th and join the movement to #StopBullying in your school!

Now you and your crew can do something pretty easy on February 25th, show others that bullying won’t be tolerated and help make your school a better place for everyone.

Footnotes

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    Ipsos, Bullies Taking to Social Networking as Teens Become More Mobile, February 2013


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