Pink Shirt Day: Evidence Small Gestures Can Make Massive Change

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By Bart Given, Managing Director & Chief Innovator at Torque

A couple of weeks ago, my six-year old son asked me the following question, seemingly out of the blue:

“True or False: Bullying impacts everyone?”

Before I could answer he followed – “Fact: Everyone will get bullied in their lifetime.”

Wow.

This one sided conversation continued for the next five minutes as he shared facts about bullying from all angles – the playground, classroom and on-line. Admittedly I oscillated from a sense of pride and frustration as I processed the exchange. So happy that my son had absorbed such important messaging delivered by his outstanding Grade 1 teacher, yet saddened by the fact he is forced to deal with the reality of cyber-bullying before he can spell cyber-bullying. Read more.

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