Positive Post-it Day
Like many teens around the world, Airdrie, Alberta student Caitlin Haacke was bullied at school. Instead of getting angry and lashing back at the bullies, she turned her pain into positivity directed toward others. In a simple and inexpensive way, Caitlin made kindness go viral at her school and beyond by posting notes of appreciation, compassion, and thoughtfulness throughout her school. This movement spread across her community and throughout North America.
"After being bullied in my school, I saw this idea on Pinterest about a school in the States who put Post Its all over there school and I decided that I wanted to take that stand against bullying as well. I bought over 800 post-it notes, wrote positive messages on them, and put them all over the school. My entire community, especially the Airdrie Moms, rallied together to make October 9th "Positive Post-It Day." This community helped support and all cooperated together to make this day a huge success. A nationally celebrated day, we are preparing to continue the idea and post-it the world next year during the first Monday in October! This is a free way to show people you truly care about them! If you wish to donate, please feel free to donate to your local bullying initiatives."
You can follow Caitlin's efforts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/positivepostitday and here is a great video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87RC1NQgPzQ) summarizing the first Positive Post-it Day!
I was talking to one of my friends on Facebook and I had no idea what was going on. I thought she was my friend but I was wrong. I talked to my parents about it and they told me to do what I thought was right. So I decided to go to my school principal and she called her down we started to talk and she said it was all a lie and that it was her friend. Ever since I was little I have been getting bullied and It caused me to feel bad about myself. I still am getting the same treatment. I asked her if i did something wrong and she just looked at me and walked way. I heard her gossiping about me and saying rude things. I found out that my guy friend was also a part of this. He took one of my pictures off of Facebook and photo shopped it. It hurt me really bad. He shown it to all the guys at my school and all the guys called me a slut a b**** a hooker and a whore. One of the guys kept harassing me and I just did not know what to do.13 year-old girl from FL