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Canada Anti-bullying Day

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Also known as ‘Pink Shirt Day,’ the last Wednesday of February, is now a nation-wide anti-bullying awareness day, celebrated in schools, and workplaces across Canada.

The day was originally created in 2007 as a protest against bulling, after a Grade 9 Nova Scotia student, was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

On this day, participants show support by wearing a pink shirt, to symbolize a stand against bullying.

In British Columbia the day was proclaimed in 2008, as provincial anti-bullying day, by then Premier Gordon Campbell.

What started as a school protest, grew as a nation-wide awareness day, where companies and organizations joined in – including firefighters, and local hokey teams - to raise awareness about bullying.

Why do children bully, other children? Experts say that children bully for various reasons, but one of the most obvious reason, is because of their own insecurity. In other words, the bully wants to be seen as being strong and mean. By intimidating other kids, and showing the class ‘who’s the boss,’ the bullies mask their own feelings of insecurity.

If that is the case, we should all wear a pink shirt saying, ‘bullies are weak’. That would most likely disarm any bully, don’t you think?

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