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Is there a anti-bullying day in your country?
Posted 4/13/10 , edited 4/13/10
In Canada, every year we celebrate anti-bullying. We celebrate it by wearing pink. It started when a 9th grader in Nova Scotia was wearing pink to school. Somebody/people started bullying him for that. He couldn't stand it so he committed suicide. And 2 senior boys started to tell people in the school to wear pink to support anti-bullying. Does your country have some kind of anti-bullying kinda thing? Also 2 similar cases happened recently. I heard this guy jumped off a bridge to commit suicide due to bullying.

"It's pink shirt day today at some Nova Scotia schools. It all started last year when two Nova Scotia students turned the tide against the bullies who picked on a fellow student for wearing pink.

The victim — a Grade 9 boy at Central Kings Rural High School in the small community of Cambridge — wore a pink polo shirt on his first day of school. Bullies harassed the boy, called him a homosexual for wearing pink and threatened to beat him up, students said.

Two Grade 12 students — David Shepherd and Travis Price — heard the news and decided to take action.They went to a nearby discount store and bought 50 pink shirts, including tank tops, to wear to school the next day."

http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/pink-shirt-day-some-nova-scotia-schools

In 2008, Premier of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell proclaimed February 27 to be the provincial anti-bullying day.[3] It was then celebrated on February 25 in 2009. In 2009, the boys and girls club work on pink T-shirts that saids "Bullying Stops Here." and "Pink Shirt Day" for Anti-Bullying Day
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I go to college so I don't think our school specially celebrates this cause but it helps spread the word out to all the major highschools in canada to help out with this discrimination and violence we see everyday.
P.S. I had no idea that tmrw is a day for anti-bullying even tho I live in toronto.
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http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/photogallery/worst-cases-of-bullying.html

Some good reads on how bad bullies can be.
To answer your question, not sure what my county does since I don't see any bullying in my college.
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I dunno really. Probably are but I don't know of them.
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Well, bullyside is every where you know. But I don't think our country celebrates it, and people who get bullied at my school often transfer schools... and they become into very different people
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National day of Silence on April
Its to protest bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgenders students
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I wouldn't know. I'm pretty sure there isn't, though.
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treegurl84 wrote:

National day of Silence on April
Its to protest bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgenders students


Yeah my school celebrates that too.
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Please post some sources before referencing. It helps keep this thread clean.

Back to the topic:
I go to college so I don't think our school specially celebrates this cause but it helps spread the word out to all the major highschools in canada to help out with this discrimination and violence we see everyday.
P.S. I had no idea that tmrw is a day for anti-bullying even tho I live in toronto.


http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/pink-shirt-day-some-nova-scotia-schools
Actually, i dont think its country wide. Teehee Sry i think its just Nova Scotia and BC, (Im in BC)
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Ah! I didn't realize it was to stop or bring attention to bullying of a specific group. I was seriously scratching my head about the pink shirt thing.

In answer to the actual question, no. There isn't a single day devoted to not picking on kids of a specific group. In the school my son attends bullying is not tolerated at all. Kids who pull that kind of crap get bounced (expelled) really quick. Granted this is an elementary school, we'll see what kind of behavior goes on in Junior high next year.
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I don't know if there is one in where i live... bullying isn't that big of a problem where i am
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In my school, it's everyday.
Everyday, they give us a 30 minute speech on why bullying is bad.


I swear, it's only making the bullying problem worse.
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In my school, it's everyday.
Everyday, they give us a 30 minute speech on why bullying is bad.


I swear, it's only making the bullying problem worse.


Oh wow. For us, we just wear pink If we don't have pink, they give us pink ribbons. Our school only.
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I know that in Ontario we celebrate it, ribbons and all. We also have the day of silence--they even handed out bright blue duct tape to people who wanted to participate. I think that having a loud way of bringing this issue to people's attention is a good way to put a stop to it. Maybe the bullies aren't going to stop being bullies because of it, but people will be more aware of how much of a problem it is and might be motivated to help put a stop to it. Even just refraining the use of the words "gay" or "retarded" in a casual manner (you know what I mean) or asking someone more than once if they'rew okay after a bullying incident--I guaranteed that 90% of the time, if someone says they're okay after being bullied, they're probably lying.
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