I Am A Bully Shirt
What would you do if you found out your son or daughter had been bullying people at school? A Texas mother, who readily admits she doesn't coddle her children, chose to teach her son a lesson in a rather unique way. He wore a T-shirt to school with the words "I AM A BULLY" hand-written on both sides, made complete with a sad face.
I Am A Bully Shirt
What I love about this campaign is how it started. In 2007, two Nova Scotia Grade 12 students decided to do something about a Grade 9 student who was being bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt on his first day of high school.
Social bullying is generally how girls operate. They befriend you, with the intention to find out a secret or two, then they drop you and use the information against you. They will ostracize and isolate you. They are relentless and rejection is the name of the game.
Students will write an "I Am" poem from the point of view of a bully, victim, bystander, or the brave. (they blindly choose their roles for this activity). Completed poems can then be published on a T-shirt template. Students can also design a T-shirt with their own anti-bullying message.
Founded in 2010, Stand for the Silent has fast become one of the leading and most effective anti-bullying organizations. Our mission is simple: bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes. Stand for the Silent runs solely off generous donations from those who support our mission. Read more
Stand for the Silent has traveled around the world talking to thousands of schools, community centers, churches and organizations. We will not stop until each and every person has heard about the effects of bullying. Read more
It's a BullyProfile informationAKA*Bully*
SpeciesHumanGenderMaleJobStudentLikesTaking itemsDislikesThe player having no itemsProgram informationSprite based3D-modelSpawn locationHallwaysCooldown time180+ seconds*
Follows the playerNoAttracts BaldiNoFloor debutFloor 1Color(s) of the caption(s)OrangeDevelopment informationCreated inAnim8orAdded inBaldi's Basics Classic (V1.0)Sound made by or withmystman12Designed bymystman12Office bioHere at here school, we believe every good school needs a good bully! That's why we have this kid!
It's a Bully is, hence his name, the school bully of the Schoolhouse and Super Schoolhouse. He is a student presumably existing in these buildings because it is believed that "every good school needs a good bully!", according to his poster description in the Principal's office.
It's a Bully appears to be a terribly-modeled CGI human figure with a fat orange ellipse sphere for a torso, blue cylinders for limbs, and small, tan, finger/toeless balls for hands and feet. His arms and legs both use the same model. He is completely barefoot. It's a Bully's outfit is difficult to make out, but it is likely that it's an orange shirt with long blue sleeves, with blue skinny pants underneath.
Being the school bully, It's a Bully has a desire to take the player's items, making him appear as selfish and greedy. It's a Bully likes to get what he wants. He thinks that if the player has no items, they should not be able to pass by him. Even if Baldi is right behind the player, this still applies, making him seem heartless.
The statement also revealed that Gabriella and Kanye spoke to one another after he wrapped his Yeezy fashion show, where he wore a "White Lives Matter" shirt, a move that Gabriella later called "irresponsible."
Kanye debuted his Yeezy Season 9 collection on Oct. 3 during Paris Fashion Week. During the show, the "Donda" rapper, along with several of his models, sported the "White Live Matter" shirts. "This is an unmanageable situation," Kanye told the crowd in a speech at the show. "I am Ye, and everyone knows I am the leader."
What started in a small corner of Canada has become something of a world event. The day has also been associated with Anti-Bullying day, another day when the idea is to stand up for others and wear pink. While the United Nations has made a declaration that this should happen on May 4, people in many countries still celebrate in February. But, that just means that there can be two different opportunities to make a difference and stand against bullying!
Two students take a stand against bullying against a student in 9th grade in Nova Scotia, Canada who was teased for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. They respond by buying dozens of pink shirts and handing them out for everyone to wear the next day.
Keeping in line with their origins of anti-bullying efforts, National Pink Day started raising money in 2008. It continues to support the efforts that have helped more than 59,000 youth and children, and will keep on going!
The more educated and informed kids (and parents!) are about bullying, the better equipped they will be to respond and to stand up, whether for themselves or someone else who is being picked on. Several organizations have been created that provide resources to help enlighten and educate families about bullying. Some of these organization include:
Since National Pink Day is still a fairly recent occurrence, and it affects kids who might not know about it yet, this is a great day to tell everyone about these anti-bullying efforts. Tell friends about National Pink Day in advance, and then make plans for what to wear and how to honor the day. Take a selfie or a photo of friends wearing pink and share it on various social media platforms to get the word out to everyone.
School teachers and parents can show their support by allowing students to have a party in celebration of National Pink Day. This is an ideal day to get everyone involved in working toward eliminating the struggles faced by so many kids today. Have everyone wear a pink shirt in support of the day, decorate the party room in pink balloons and streamers, and even serve pink colored foods.
A great activity would be to watch a documentary or video put out by some of the anti-bullying resources listed above. Or have the kids create some unique artwork by using art supplies that are exclusively pink, then put them on display in a cool anti-bullying art show that everyone can enjoy.
C. Bullying and/or harassment are particularly harmful when students are intimidated or bullied due to actual or perceived characteristics such as age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, gender expression, gender identity, gender, disability, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or a person's association with a person, or group. This kind of bullying is serious and can violate other laws, including federal and state civil rights laws.
A. Parents play a critical role in recognizing signs of bullying. Students often act differently, clothes may be torn, or are less interested in school work. Parents ultimately should take action if something feels different with their interaction with their child.
C. Document all of the facts of the conversation and report the bullying to the school and/or file formal complaints with the school district and/or federal Department of Education. As explained more below, you can file a complaint with the school district or government.
A. Stand up for the student being bullied and let the bullying student(s) know that the behavior is not acceptable. Show the student being bullied that he/she is not alone. You can also try to distract the bully by starting a conversation with the victim or asking the victim to go somewhere with you.
B. Talk with school administrators about what happened and make sure the story is documented in writing by school staff. You should ask the school for its plan to address the bullying and a timeline of next steps.
A. Schools have an affirmative obligation to step in and address bullying or harassment. However, the response should not be automatically punitive, given these actions are often not the most effective way to stop or prevent bullying and harassment. Schools should consider the impact that bullying and accusations of bullying will have on all students and proceed in a manner that helps to create an inclusive environment for all students. Schools should refer students who have been bullied, who have engaged in bullying, and who observe bullying to counselors and should resolve conflict through restorative justice and positive behavior interventions and supports.
B. Students should confide in a person they feel is trustworthy when experiencing bullying. Bullies tend to pick on students they believe are unsupported. Supporters can also help students gain confidence to speak out against the bullying behavior.
Bullying can affect anyone, so it is important to be able to recognize bullying behaviours, and know what resources are available to support victims and bystanders. Resources like the 24-hour Bullying Helpline at 1-888-456-2323 are available if you, or someone you know, is being bullied. An online chat is also available 24/7 at Alberta.ca/BullyingChat.
We all have a responsibility to be kind to each other at work, home, school and in the community, and to stop bullying when we see it. This is why I am taking the opportunity today to emphasize the importance of the behaviours we choose every day. Each of our choices has the potential to make our province more inclusive. This is why the right choice is to be kind.
I made the logo design into a contest. Each student was required to design a logo that would become the umbrella identifier for the campaign. That was a challenging task, given the wide range of ages in the target audiences. The winning logo was used on all of the posters and T-shirts. The submissions were reviewed by me and a small group of colleagues. The results and some of my feedback comments are below.
On February 26, 2020* youth organizations all over the world will be wearing pink shirts, standing in solidarity with those who are victims of bullying in schools in the United States, Canada, and across the globe.