Pink Shirt Day

What is Pink Shirt Day? It is a day to promote Anti-Bullying. And the wonderful December Dollinger has organized Pink Shirt Day in secondlife this year. Tons of content creators will have items out around the 14th of April to promote pink shirt day. To make more people aware of what bullying is and does, and the many forms this evil comes in. Heres some info.

Bullying happens when someone scares or hurts another person on purpose, physically, mentally, or emotionally. Usually, this happens on a repeat basis – the victim being attacked over and over, an unable – or afraid – to defend themselves.

Bullying can include physical violence, spreading bad rumors, purposefully excluding another person from a group or activity, teasing in a mean or inappropriate way, or even gathering others to “gang up” on others.

Cyberbullying happens electronically. This can include some of the categories of normal bullying, but can also include posting nasty rumors, pictures, or messages about others on blogs, forums, or other websites, or using another’s name to pose as them and spread rumors about them via the internet.

YOU can make a difference! If you see someone being bullied and do nothing about it, you are just as guilty as the bully themselves. Turning a blind eye to any kind of abuse is only enabling the abusers to continue harming others. Speak up! Stand up! The more people are willing to stand up for what they believe in, the less power the bullies will have to abuse and control others.

So, please, take a a stand against bullying, in your First and Second Life. Bullying is not something only felt by school-aged children, but by millions of people worldwide – of all ages, genders, races…it knows no limits.

Until now. WE can be that limit.
December has taken her own personal time to set this all up so please pass the info on. I will do another post later this week highlighting all the stores that have made an Item to raise awareness of this Day.

For more info on bullying and how to fight it you can also visit

http://www.bullying.org/
http://www.stopbullyingnow.com

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