Posted on May 11 2016
Everyday our news feeds are flooded with unfortunate stories of students being bullied. Whether it’s online or in the classroom, bullying incidents continue to increase every year despite the efforts of teachers, parents, and organizations.
Unfortunately a staggering 70 per cent of reported bullying happens to students who look or act differently, whether that’s because of their race, weight, height, clothing, or any religion or sexual difference. Today’s youth just can’t seem to look past what makes other students different or what makes them unique.
Today’s teens spend a lot of time on their phones and on the Internet, which is why it’s been reported that over half of all teens have had at least one negative social networking experience. It’s also been reported that an alarming 33 per cent of students who are bullied online, report symptoms of depression.
But today, on May 11th, Yo Sox has teamed up with the Canadian Safe School Network, Bimm and Sportsnet to launch a unique campaign that will help put a stop to bullying, hopefully once and for all.
Together these organizations have launched the #StandTogether campaign, which takes an action-centered approach to bullying and will create a safer world for all students — free from bullying and discrimination.
To support the cause, Yo Sox has created a pair of special anti-bullying socks and with each purchased online a portion of sales are going towards supporting meaningful programs.
There are also a number of Canadian influencers and bloggers involved who will be sharing not only their support for the Stand Together movement, but their own personal stories about bullying and their not-so-perfect pasts on social media today.
To join the cause and show that you stand together with those who don’t support bullying, share a photo of you wearing your Stand Together socks and tag @CndnSafeSchools and @YoSox and #StandTogether.
Together we can make a difference and put an end to bullying.