Podcast – Bullying

Pink Shirt Day

The third Wednesday in February is known as “Pink Shirt Day” in Canada. This is an annual anti-bullying day that was first organized by high school students in Nova Scotia. Elementary and high school students across Canada stand up against bullying on Pink Shirt Day. Listen to this week’s podcast to find out more about the event. Anti-Bullying Week, also called Bullying Awareness Week, takes place in November.

In our ready-made Discussion Starters lesson plan, students discuss whether or not anti-bullying campaigns are effective. Is bullying a part of growing up, or does more need to be done to protect victims? Students practice related vocabulary and discuss important issues including cyber-bullying and teen suicide. We hope you enjoy our Lesson Plan of the Week.


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