On Wednesday, Feb. 29 communities and schools across Canada will be participating in Pink Shirt Day.
Schools in the Cowichan Lake area have many events happening at their schools and in the classrooms to make sure students of all ages understand what the pink shirt day is all about. In an effort to lead bully free lifestyles, schools will show presentations about the history of the day and to explain that bullying isn’t just physical abuse, but includes hurting people by being mean spirited as well.
It’s a great idea to start with the schools and younger students and stop this kind of behaviour before it can become a problem in years to come. Peer pressure may influence some kids decisions as they get older and the sooner they are made aware of how hurtful their actions can be to someone, the sooner we can start to put an end to the problem.
As one student said, it’s way easier to be nice than to be mean. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone had that attitude.