Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pink the fashion statement for the day, as British Columbia takes action on bullying on Pink Shirt Day

You'll be seeing a lot of pink around town today, as Prince Rupert, like many other communities in British Columbia takes note of Pink Shirt Day, the day set aside to send and reinforce the  message to eliminate bullying in all of its forms.

This year, some of the focus will shift away from the more common forms of bullying that are found and direct some attention towards cyber bullying, a growing concern for school officials and health professionals.

Today Pink Shirt Day is being used to encourage us to think twice before posting something negative and instead make use of the Internet to spread kindness.

The Province of British Columbia is also sharing information about the day, with the ministry of Education providing a range of material to develop a respectful and safe environment for education in the schools.

More on the provincial initiatives towards erasing bullying can be explored here

And on those theme,  a twitter feed , Facebook Page and Instagram feed have all been created to share activities around BC and help to send the message.

You can also find out more information related to the Day from the Pink Shirt Day website here.

Locally some of the local focus on Pink Shirt Day can be found at Charles Hays Secondary and the other schools of SD52.

As well the day is part of the conversation at the city's Independent School Annunciation and at Northwest Community College.

You can keep up with events at the High School through the CHSS twitter feed, notes on the day at NWCC can also be found through their Facebook page.

More items of note about education in the Northwest can be found here.

To return to the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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