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Pink Shirt Day 2014: Wanda Cassidy and Chantal Faucher on cyberbullying

February 27, 2014

'Pink Shirt Day' was started in 2007 by two high school students from Nova Scotia. On the first day of school, they witnessed a male classmate being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. In support for their classmate and in protest against bullying, the boys and a teacher bought 50 pink t-shirts and distributed them to fellow classmates to wear to school the next day.

Since then, this simple movement has grown into a yearly worldwide anti-bullying campaign.

On Pink Shirt Day this year, SFU Faculty of Education professor and cyberbullying expert Wanda Cassidy and post-doctoral fellow Chantal Faucher spoke to local media about the subject. Click on the links below to listen to the interviews or read the news stories.

CKNW Morning News (Feb. 26, 6:00 am): (~19:29 minute mark)
CKNW NEWS TALK 980AM, The World Today: (~12:37 minute mark)
Global BC 1, Unfiltered with Jill Krop
Radio-Canada: Clip Not Available Online

Langara Voice (March 5):
CTV News (March 11):