Every year millions of kids are bullied by students and peers, unfortunately the problem is constantly growing and can have a significant impact on the lives of young children. As with most problems, the first step to fixing it is becoming aware that there is in fact a problem and that is exactly what “Pink Shirt Day” is all about. This year, February 24th was the official “Pink Shirt Day” and kids around the world were encouraged to wear pink to show their support for the cause, and it was a huge success.
The idea is simple, wear pink to show that you’re opposed to bullying and support finding a solution. The official group behind the effort is called CKNW, their entire mission is to stomp out bullying in schools and among kids, and Pink Shirt Day is the day they hope will make it all happen. In addition to encouraging students to show their support they also put on presentations to show just how damaging bullying can be. All in all they hoped to reach thousands of students this year and if things went well they hope to continue for years to come. Bullying really is a serious problem and something needs to be done, seeing a group dedicated entirely to eliminating bullying is very promising and inspiring.
Even if you missed out on Pink Shirt Day you can still go participate online by posting a selfie, Facebook or Twitter post, or anything else. The important part is the message of the day so do what you can to help somebody feel better and help put an end to bullying. You might be surprised by just how big of an impact you can have on another person’s life just by saying something positive. The group is also taking this opportunity to encourage everyone to do something nice for others, every day. It is important to do something kind and positive every day because even the smallest positive message can help to stop bullying and make everyone happier. So get out there with a pink shirt, post some positive messages, and help everyone you know have just a little bit better day today and everyday. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference it can make.