Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wear Pink on Wednesday – Stand Up to Bullies

The Provincial Government has proclaimed Wednesday, February 27 as Anti-Bullying Day and is encouraging everyone to wear pink to show they are opposed to bullying.

The idea of wearing pink comes from an incident of bullying at Central Kings Rural High School in Nova Scotia where a Grade 9 boy was bullied for wearing pink on his first day. Students David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends were disgusted by the bullying so they organized a high-school protest to wear pink in support of the bullied student. This gesture is catching on coast to coast. BCCPAC challenges all parent leaders to challenge all the parents in their school community to lead by example and take a stand against bullying by wearing pink on Wednesday, February 27.

For more information see the following websites:

February 27 is Anti-Bullying Day

http://www.cknw.com/station/anti_bullying/index.cfm

Please feel free to share this with other parents.

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