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 2018, that will be November 16, 2018. In 2019, February 22, 2019 and November 15, 2019. In November it also coincide with Anti-bullying week.
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 the 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The website they had is no longer active and the Facebook Group hasn’t posted since 2013.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!