Please join us in standing up against bullying. We’ve partnered with the CKNW Orphan’s Fund for Pink Shirt Day as the exclusive retailer of the official shirts, with net proceed going to support local Boys and Girls Clubs across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
On February 22, 2017, we invite you to join us in wearing pink proudly! Pick up your t-shirt at your local London Drugs store to show your support for this worthy cause.
A simple act of kindness can have an effect on bullying in seconds. It can make a world of difference.
Pink Shirt Day co-founder Travis Price recently shared his personal story with a Kelowna school of how standing up to bullying inspired an international movement. Back in 2007, Price stood up for a student when they were picked on for wearing a pink shirt – and he is now leading the charge across Canada in creating awareness about bullying and how to stop it.
“When we make the right choice and we stand up against it (bullying), that is when we make a difference in our communities and our schools and that’s when bullying will start to go away,” said Price.
Bullied in elementary school, Price knows the struggle kids are going through when it comes to bullying.
“I believe we are on a path for a better tomorrow and that is what we have to continue to do.”
Several Canadian bloggers have spoken out about Pink Shirt Day and the impact it has had on their lives.
“The thing about bullying is it can be stopped with one thing: education. People are cruel over things they don’t understand, and we all need to help put an emphasis on kindness education,” said Bree from the Urban Umbrella.
On February 22, 2017, let’s all join together to put an end to bullying.
Buy your pink shirt from London Drugs or online at www.pinkshirtday.ca. Proceeds go towards anti-bullying initiatives across B.C., including Red Cross’s highly successful Beyond the Hurt program where youth are trained to teach other youth.
Official #PinkShirtDay T-shirts Available at London Drugs in Support of Boys and Girls Clubs Across Western Canada
Every seven minutes someone is bullied on a playground in Canada (www.bullying.org). A University of Guelph Bullying Study found that 50 per cent of Canadian school children report being bullied with 45 per cent of surveyed children feeling unsafe when they go to school. Bullying is demoralizing, lowers self-esteem and has led to shootings and suicides in Canada. Bullying happens in many different forms but its purpose is to make someone else feel bad on purpose. Through awareness and education Canadians can continue to take a stand against bullying.
2012 is the fifth year for Pink Shirt Day (PinkShirtDay.ca), which will be held on Wednesday, February 29. This is London Drugs’ fourth year of participation, and all locations will be selling pink shirts and buttons to raise awareness and funds for anti-bullying programs supported by the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast B.C. as well as the CKNW Orphan’s Fund.
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Some facts about bullying:
Bullying can take different shapes, and is more than just teasing, which is usually harmless when done in a playful, friendly way that both kids find funny. When your child is teased in a hurtful, unkind and constant way, it becomes bullying and needs to stop.
Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can also take the form of shunning or spreading rumors about someone, often affecting teens in an online setting. This treatment affects your child’s sense of self-worth and how they perceive relationships in the future, therefore it should never be brushed off.
KidsHealth.org has some great insight and tips to help children deal with bullying.
If you suspect your child is facing bullying, encourage him or her to talk about it. Offer comfort and support and make sure your child knows it’s not his or her fault—lots of kids get bullied. Reassure your child that you will figure out how to handle it together.
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