Kind Humans don't bully
In Canada, 1 in 3 adolescent students have reported being bullied. In addition, almost half of Canadian parents have reported having a child that is the victim of bullying.
Studies have found bullying occurs once every 7 minutes on the playground and once every 25 minutes in the classroom (with no exact statistics as to the frequency bullying occurs online).
In the majority of cases, bullying stops within 10 seconds when peers intervene, or do not support the bullying behaviour.
On February 24th, Pink Shirt Day and Anti-Bullying Day in Canada, we'll wear pink to remind ourselves and our little ones that we can always choose kind.
Pink Shirt Day started in 2007, after two Canadian grade 12 students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, witnessed a Grade 9 student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on his first day of school.
To show their support for their fellow student, and to take a stand against bullying, the students decided to go out, buy pink shirts, and hand them out to boys at their school to wear. By the end of that week, this small act of kindness resulted in almost every student wearing pink shirts in solidarity.
Since then, the movement has gone worldwide, with countries across the globe participating and organizing anti-bullying fundraisers of their own.
We’re encouraging every child to take a stand against bullying and to show their support (year-round) with our Kind Human Club Tee. For every tee sold, we’ll be donating $6 to Kids Help Phone.
Kids Help Phone offers support services to young people, in both English and French, across Canada by phone, text, mobile app or through their website - the only service of its kind that is available 24/7 and completely free of charge. Their confidential services include professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support.
For more information, visit the Kids Help Phone website.
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KHC is a club for anyone on a mission to raise kind, happy, conscious kids. When it comes to the wild ride of parenting, there is one thing the majority of us have in common - we want to raise kind, happy humans. Our goal with Kind Human Club, is to provide helpful information and resources, within a safe and inclusive community, to support you in doing just that.
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