Every seven minutes a child is bullied on the playground in Canada. Colour me surprised and today, colour me pink.
The last Wednesday of February each year is Anti-Bullying Day and this year it falls on February 29th, leap day, and with your help, we can take a stand against bullying.
David Booth is, as you can see.
Booth is sporting the official pink Bullying Stops Here t-shirt, which you can purchase from any London Drugs location or at PinkShirtDay.ca, to help spread awareness. Proceeds go to Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC and CKNW Orphans’ Fund.
Booth isn’t just wearing the shirt, he’s truly behind the cause.
“Most people have been bullied at one time or another and it’s brutal,” said Booth. “It can be stopped, we all just have to recognize what it is. It’s important to speak up about it too.”
Statistics show that 50 per cent of Canadian school children report being bullied and 45 per cent of children surveyed do not feel safe when they go to school.
Do your part to stop bullying and get the shirt, or at least wear pink to spread the word. Someone you know will thank you.
Have a story to share about you or someone you know overcoming bullying? Please share it below. The more open we are, the less of a chance bullying has.