Griffiths – Scott Student Says No to Bullying


    February is anti – bully month and Griffiths – Scott student Alexis Buchaski wanted to make a difference. She enlisted the help of Mr. Hill at the school and began to work on an anti –bully presentation for the school.
    When asked about why she wanted to do this, Buchaski says she just wanted to make students aware of bullying and the damage it can do. “If people would stop and think about what it’s like to be bullied, I’m pretty sure that they wouldn’t bully anyone.”
    Out of this came the idea for Take a Stand. Take a Stand is a group that’s been started to help students who’ve experienced bullying to support them and build their self-esteem. Buchaski is excited about the possibility of making presentations to other schools as well.
    Bullying at school can take place on the playground, in the classroom, email, text messages or through social media and is often a fact of life for far too many students. If you are bullied talk to someone you trust, go to a parent or teacher. Know that the problem lies with the bully not you. Being bullied can cause self-esteem issues and depression.
    If you know of someone being bullied or see bullying happen, step in and show your support. Acknowledging the bullying and showing your support to the bullied can often make all the difference. It also sends the message that it won’t be tolerated to the bully.
    Pink Shirt Day was started when students in Nova Scotia wore pink shirts and encouraged other students to wear them, to stick up for a fellow student who had been bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt. Since then pink shirts have become symbolic of the anti- bully movement.
    Pink Shirt Day is the last Wednesday in the month landing on February 26 this year, so pull out your pink shirt and show your support for the cause.

 

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