Feb. 22 is Pink Shirt Day to rally against bullying and to promote healthy relationships.
According to the Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities, 92 per cent of Albertans agree they have a personal responsibility to reduce bullying in their community and 88 per cent agree that bullying prevention should be an urgent priority for their community.
Despite a shared sense of urgency, bullying behaviour is still a problem in schools and communities and 28 per cent of Albertans believe that bullying is just a normal part of growing up.
Safe and Caring Schools & Communities wants to remind Albertans that bullying isn’t and shouldn’t be considered normal.
Albertans are encouraged to take a stand against bullying by wearing pink on Feb. 22 and sharing a photo on Twitter using the hashtag #PinkShirtPromise. Shaw will donate $1 to bullying prevention programs in Canada for hashtags until Feb. 22.
Safe and Caring Schools & Communities teamed up with the province to develop a poster that people can print, share and post on social media and websites to raise awareness about the impact of bullying at school and the workplace.
To access the poster and for more information visit safeandcaring.ca/pink-shirt-day.