International STAND UP to Bullying Day - an awareness holiday to raise awareness against bullying. #Bullying

International STAND UP to Bullying Day

International STAND UP to Bullying Day – an awareness holiday to raise awareness against bullying. #Bullying

International STAND UP to Bullying Day

This day is celebrated two times a  year. It is observed the last Friday in February and the third Friday in November. In 2019, February 22, 2019, and November 15, 2019. In November it also coincides with Anti-bullying week.

International STAND UP to Bullying Day - an awareness holiday to raise awareness against bullying. #Bullying

According to stopbullying.gov – Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. 

Those taking a STAND will wear a pink “pledge shirt”. The first occurance was in February 2008. However, it has been reported that David Shepherd and Travis Price founded this day in 2007.Both of which were Nova Scotian 12th graders that year. Both these Seniors bought 50 pink shirts at a discount store. They emailed their classmates and urged them to get and wear pink shirts. The went and created a “sea of pink” to support the bullied student.

So I encourage you to get your Pink On and STAND UP to Bullying!

Future Dates in November

  • 2020 – November 20
  • 2021 – November 19
  • 2022 – November 18
  • 2023 – November 17
  • 2024 – November 15

Future Dates in February

  • 2020 – February 28
  • 2021 – February 26
  • 2022 – February 25
  • 2023 – February 24
  • 2024 – February 23

The website they had is no longer active and the Facebook Group hasn’t posted since 2013. Nevertheless, we ALL can still STAND UP to Bullying! Wear your Pink!

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First published November 15, 2018. Last updated or republished February 18, 2019.

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