On February 27, individuals and organizations across the country will come together to celebrate Pink Shirt Day, an anti-bullying campaign.
Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes and online. Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem.
This year’s focus is on cyberbullying; using online and mobile technology to harm other people in deliberate, repeated and hostile manners. Cyberbullying can include harassment, impersonation, outing, cyberstalking, and denigration. It can often feel even more overwhelming than traditional bullying because access is 24/7. Being cyberbullied can lead to depression and anxiety.
For more information on cyber safety and how to stop cyberbullying, visit the Pink Shirt Day website.