Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Society & Culture
  3. Social Issues

Canada Anti-bullying Day

See also

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?

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!