What does Pink Shirt Day mean? What does bullying look like? Here are our thoughts. . . .
- others being mean to you
- calling you names
- laughing at you in an unkind way
- making fun of you
- threatening you
- making fun of what you are wearing
- tripping you on purpose
- leaving you out
- ignoring you
- not letting you join their group
Pink Shirt day started about 7 years ago when a grade 9 boy wore a pink shirt to school and was made fun of by other boys. Two grade 12 boys took 50 pink shirts to school the next day and handed them out. The message they sent was that it is not nice to be mean to others just because of what they are wearing. Now many schools and organizations wear pink on this day to bring awareness to the issues surrounding bullying.
What are some kind things we can do for others to make sure bullying doesn't happen?
- don't laugh at others
- treat others the way you want to be treated
- if someone is hurt help them
- if someone needs help stop and make sure they are OK
- if someone is playing by themselves ask if they want to join your group
- if you see someone who is shy and looks like they have no friends invite them to play with you
- help even if you didn't make the mess
- make fair teams when you are playing team games
- step in and stand up for people who are being bullied
Every day is a NO BULLYING DAY in our classroom and school!!!!