Wednesday, 22 February 2023

Pink Shirt Day, 2023, Canadians Making a Difference


Pink Shirt Day, 2023

Pink it up today and end bullying every day!

"Travis Price - Creating Pink Shirt Day" presented by Canadian Museum for Human Rights (4 mins)

Travis Price's Act of Kindness by Canadian Museum for Human Rights

City TV Vancouver Interview with Travis Price (4:52)

Books , Books and More Books!

- Bastion Library: "Bullying" keyword search
- ORL (Public Library):  "Bullying"

Canadian Bullying rates highlight the severity of the issue 

  • 47% of Canadian parents have at least one child that has been a victim of bullying (Source: Public Safety Canada)
  • Around one-third of the population has experienced bullying as a child.(Source: Public Safety Canada)
  • Around one-third of teenagers have been bullied recently (Source: Public Safety Canada)
  • And 40% or nearly half of Canadians are bullied in the workplace every week. (Source: Public Safety Canada)
  • Prevnet states of LGBTQ Youth approximately 4% of teens identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning ... These kids are more likely to be victims of bullying, ... harassments and physical abuse and face a greater risk of social isolation 

Parent Resources & Possible Action Steps:

Bullying in Canada, Public Safety Canada
"Help Protect Your Childe from Cyber-bullying" government of Canada
- #PinkitForward - Coast Capital continues with raising awareness, spreading kindness and raising money to help fund bully prevention programs for BC youth.  This month, say something nice about someone on social media and add #PinkItForward. For each hashtag, Coast Capital is donating $1 to Pink Shirt Day
- SOGI 1 2 3 BC - Other social media hashtags for Pink Shirt Day: #pinkshirtday / #PinkShirtPromise / #BeKind

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