Students in the Clearview Public School Division wore pink on Feb. 28 to show solidarity against bullying.
The theme for 2018 was cyber-bullying, and the impact it can have on someone. The day was meant to encourage others to combat cyber-bullying by thinking twice before posting something negative and instead using the internet to spread kindness.
In a press release the school division says, “Everyone has a role to play in promoting positive mental health and wellness, supporting students, positive social behaviour and preventing incidents like bullying. There needs to be a integrated approach to prevent, address and/or reduce bullying, by developing the right partnerships with schools, parents, community and police.”
The initiative was started by two Nova Scotia high school students in 2007, after another student was bullied for wearing a pink T-shirt. The two then bought pink shirts for their fellow students to show their support, and the idea took off.