Schools and workplaces are turning pink Wednesday to send a message against bullying.
The Red Cross and a couple of Saskatchewan Roughriders are visiting Regina’s Thom Collegiate in the morning to hold a special Pink Day rally to talk bullying prevention with a focus on cyberbullying.
Margo Campbell, a Thom Collegiate French Immersion teacher, said Grade 9 and 10 students will get tips on how to stand up for others.
“It doesn’t entail a huge, heroic act, but in the end, that can be a saving act for victims,” Campbell said. “We want to give them the tools to be able to feel like they can make a difference.”
Over at Holy Rosary Community School, younger students will also be wearing their pink shirts.
“I want them to have the courage to say to someone, ‘Hey, that’s not okay and I don’t accept that behaviour or how you’re speaking to someone else.’ That’s the important part,” said Principal Markus Rubrecht.
Pink Day was created in 2007 when two Nova Scotia students put on pink shirts in support of a fellow classmate who wore one to school. Over the past 11 years, it’s grown into a national day of anti-bullying awareness.