A few years back, a young grade 9 boy went to a school in Nova Scotia, just like every day. The only difference was it was a new school for him and on this day, he decided to wear a pink shirt. Unfortunately, classmates didn’t approve of the pink shirt (for a reason I still don’t understand) and they proceeded to mock him at all costs, bullying the young boy throughout the entire day. It’s always easier for bullies to pick on the new kids. You show up in a new school, you don’t have friends to get your back, and generally don’t have the confidence to go to an adult for help. You want to fit in the best that you can and would rather shy away from confrontation instead of approaching it. I know how it feels, I moved to 6 different schools when I was younger. It’s not easy to make friends being the new kid. Well, thanks to some extremely brave and outgoing students, this new student did end up having a lot of support and he didn’t have to go far to find it. David Shepherd, Travis Price, and a bunch of other teenagers, got together and started handing out pink shirts to other students and friends. The idea was the basis of a strong visual protest against bullying. And now, the country stands behind them and this little boy. We stand behind all the young boys and girls who get bullied every single day at school, at home, on social media. And we stand behind you if you’re being bullied as an adult in your work place or at home. Today is National Pink Shirt Day, and if you’d like to support, it’s easy, stand up to bullying, talk to your children about bullying, and talk to your friends. Click here if you want to donate to anti bullying causes, or just share to help provide awareness that bullying is no longer welcome in our world.