The Youth Council is encouraging schools and local businesses to support this great cause.
Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Wayne Bedggood said Council staff would be supporting Pink Shirt Day and encouraged other organisations to join in.
“If you are unable to wear a pink shirt due to uniform requirements, you can still add a touch of pink to your outfit or your workplace,” Cr Bedggood said.
“Bullying can be very damaging to a person’s mental health, whether they are at school, in the workplace, or online.”
Council’s Youth Services Supervisor, Mary Spora said the event originated with high school students in the United States in 2007.
“When a fellow student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, two students decided to take a stand. They went out and bought pink shirts to give to fellow students to show their support for the boy who was being bullied,” Ms Spora said.
Friday 17 March 2017 is the national day of action against bullying and violence. For more information and resources about anti-bullying initiatives visit www.bullyingnoway.gov.au
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