Think Pink to stop bullying
Large pink t-shirts are up around town this week ahead on Saturday’s Starfish Social Services Think Pink event and open day.
Starfish Social Services manager Jo McNaughton says the shirts are on display at schools, businesses and homes to promote the event and keep the antibullying message in people’s minds.
‘‘We want to get people talking about family safety, bullying and raise awareness of this issue in our community. It’s not just a young persons issue, it’s in the workplace, homes, schools and on the street.’’
Think Pink event and open day will be held at Starfish Social Services at 58 Rawhiti Ave on Saturday from 12-4pm, with information stalls from various family safety and anti-violence organisations on their land next door at 60 Rawhiti Ave.
The Starfish building will be lit up in pink, with various health promoters, ‘It’s not okay’ Champions and Family Safety Network representatives available to talk to about family safety, as well as activities and food available. Anyone with questions about family safety or Starfish Social Services are welcome.
The ‘Think Pink’ anti bullying campaign was started after a boy wearing a pink shirt became the target of bullying. In protest of the bullying, friends distributed pink shirts to the boys in the school.