What is Pink Shirt Day?
Anti-Bullying Day (or Pink Shirt day) is a day when people wear pink shirts to symbolize a stand against bullying. The original event was organized by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, who in 2007 bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after male ninth grade student Charles McNeill was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school. In 2017, Pink Shirt Day is February 22. For more, visit http://pinkshirtday.ca and use the #PinkShirtDay hashtag in your social posts!
From February 6 -22, share your #PinkShirtPromise. For every post of the hashtag during that timeframe, Shaw will donate $1 to support bullying prevention programs.
Find out more: https://shaw.ca/corporate/community/skip/pinkshirtday/
Tracy’s Case: Bullying and the Brain
CurioCity has developed the Bullying and the Brain Case Study as a way of highlighting the connection between human physiology and bullying (free registration as an educator on CurioCity is required to access this case study). In this case study, students will learn how to interpret MRI brain scans and to identify the functional regions (i.e., lobes) of the brain most likely impacted by bullying behaviour. Included are lesson plans, student templates and videos which examine positive and negative social interactions and their effects on our brains. Curriculum alignment to all Canadian jurisdictions is also provided.
Find additional bullying resources here: https://explorecuriocity.org/Explore/tag/bullying.aspx