Friday, September 14, 2007

Bullying in the Schools

Let's Hear It for Humanity. Or at least Canada.

Last Wednesday, a grade nine student at Central Kings Rural High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was beat up for wearing pink to school. Two grade twelve students decided to do something about it. Using the Internet, they encouraged at least half of the 830 students in the student body to wear pink.

Travis [one of the grade twelve students] said the bullies "keep giving us dirty looks, but we know we have the support of the whole student body. "Kids don’t need this in their lives, worrying about what to wear to school. That should be the last thing on their minds."

When the bullied student put on his pink shirt Friday and saw all the other pink in the lobby, "he was all smiles. It was like a big weight had been lifted off is shoulder," David said. No one at the school would reveal the student’s name.

Kudos to those students for standing up to bullies in their school. You might want to read the entire story at I've Stood Around for Too Long.