Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It's Pink Shirt Day 2017

Dear Diary:

Pink Shirt Day or Anti-Bullying Day originated in Canada in 2007.  It is celebrated around the world but often on different dates.  The United Nations has declared the official day as May 4th.  But today we are celebrating it in Canada.

There will be different activities that take place today.  Usually schools have information sessions, providing professionals who help students understand how vicious bullying can be and how the effects on the victim can be life-altering, life-lasting and sometimes life-threatening.  Malls often have booths set up with pamphlets and booklets that contain advice on how to help someone who is suffering from these attacks.

People are wearing pink to show they are taking a stand against bullying.  Statistics show that one in four kids will be bullied in some way during their lifetime. Sometimes it's physical but most often it takes the place of psychological abuse.  Not only kids, but adults too, can hide behind a false personna on the internet and cause so much harm.  Lately the bullying is focused on discrimination and racism and that is brutal and must stop.

If this is Pink Shirt Day for you, you can donate through your local organizations or on .  If you're observing anti-bullying on another date, please support the groups in your area.

Let's "Make Nice".

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Wasabi Pills Amandine
Sweater: Dead Dollz Juniper Maxi Sweater (pink)
Sign: Mon Cheri Anti-bully texture (SL Marketplace) (only 1L)