One kid, one bullyand 2 people thatdecided it was time toend bullyingproduced the storythat no one will everforget.
HOW IT STARTED One day at Central Kings Rural High Schoolfirst day of school in Nova Scotia. A Grade 9, anormal everyday boy wore a pink polo shirt toschool. For the rest of the day, bullies harassedhim and called him a homosexual.
About who started it Thetwo people who started pink day are David Shepherd and Travis Price. They are actually very young, they are two grade 12 students from Nova Scotia.
THE NEXT DAYThe next day Two Grade 12 boys also in NovaScotia heard about the problem and decidedto put a stop to it and started the “sea ofpink” They bought 50 pink shirts (includingtank tops) from their local discount store andhanded them out at school that day.
WHAT IT STARTED Now, every year, children and grown ups stand up to bullys on a certain week every year. This includes kids from all over the globe. Its pink day, and every year now Thousands of people now wear pink on a certain week.
CampaignsPink day has lead to many othercampaigns and other attempts to stopbullying. For example, pink day haslead to the SPEAK UP program, theinternational STAND UP to bullyingday, GRIN and other anti bullyingcampaigns.
The T-shirtsThe pink day t-shirt frenzy has grownHUGE, and now countless stores sell pinkt-shirts. They are available online, and inmany different stores everywhere.Buying pink t-shirts helps the cause, andis a very popular thing to do.
How you can help• If you see someone getting bullied, stand up• Start a campaign at you school• Do a fundraiser to raise money• Set a good example to the younger kids at your school• Be a friend to the person who is being bullyed