Anti-Bullying Day is observed next on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 (149 days from today).
Anti-Bullying Day is an official holiday celebrated in May 4th in order to fight bullying in the world.
Anti-Bullying Day is a day when the world comes together to fight bullying in schools, on the playground and online on social media. It is recorded at different times of the year depending on the country you live in. Anti-Bullying Day is a great chance to raise awareness about bullying and always try to prevent people from bullying.
All people from all ages as well as all backgrounds can be helpful to prevent people from being bullied. Children can play their part by becoming friends with those who are victims of bullying and involving them in activities with their group of friends. Even the simple act of sitting with someone in the lunchroom can help them feel they are not alone.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is any intentional behavior done to hurt or upset someone over a continuous period of time. In fact, bullying can be found at everywhere and done by an individual or a group in many ways. It includes verbal bullying, which makes someone hurt because of malicious words, name-calling or statements.
Physical bullying will appear when anyone will be harmful relating physical. As a result, bullies mean they will control other people by causing a sense of power. It is different from traumatic actions such as shoving, kicking, slapping and punching. It is the easiest form of bullying in order to identify and confront.
In contrast, cyber bullying is one of the most difficult forms to recognize and prevent. When acting through the Internet, smartphones and social networks, the perpetrator can remain anonymous, while the victim suffers in silence.
Cyberbullying has no fixed location, but instead can happen anywhere, from school grounds to young children's homes. In a world where social media and smartphone use are on the rise, cyberbullying is of particular importance for the protection and well-being of young children.
Origin of Anti-Bullying Day
The idea of Anti-Bullying Day started in Canada in 2007. It is also known as Pink Shirt Day in Canada and takes place on the last Wednesday of February. It all started when people stood up for a boy who was bullied simply because he wore a pink shirt to school. This is why there is another day known as the International Day of Pink, celebrated in the first week of April.
Countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, France and New Zealand will celebrate “International Stand Up to Bullying Day” on February 28th or 29th. There are many different names to call Anti-Bullying Day; however, there is only goal, of course; to prevent from bullying and help people who are being bullied to get out.
Countries have declared May 4th every year as the International Anti-Bullying Day. Regardless of when the country celebrates this important day, it is important that we all speak out against bullying. Anti-Bullying Day is voted as an important warning for people who are being bullied from all age, race or gender.
Bullying has been around since the days of school, or when any group of friends throughout history got together to play. Just one person feels the need to 'push' to select someone from the group. The invention of the Internet quickly spread the problem. Bullies can reach their victims at home through social media, which is called Cyberbullying. Through the social media, it is very quick to cause more dangerous hurt and damage by bullying.
How to celebrate Anti-Bullying Day
No matter anywhere, children play an important role in cyberbullying prevention. If you know anyone who is being bullied, let report it to the authorities as soon as possible. In addition, you can do some useful other things. As mentioned, sometimes means just being a friend of someone who isn't.
On social media, you can protect someone by speaking out against harmful comments about others. It could be by making a simple comment to protect someone. If you realize anyone who is participating in bullying, what should you do? At first, block their connections in the social media.
If you are being bullied, you have to share another who you believe right now. It is very important because they will give you some guides what you can do to help it stop. Sometimes bullying can happen in friendships. If you have a friend who is being cruel to you, this is called toxic friendship and toxic relationship. Distance yourself from them. They are not a friend who really cares about you.
You may have heard the term used for people who are watching something happen but are not part of the action. They are called bystanders. If you are walking down the street and an old woman drops her groceries and you do nothing to help her, you may be called an outsider in a negative way.
The same can be said for bullying behavior. Of course, you always have to make sure you're safe when helping someone, but whether you see injustice done to another person on the schoolyard or on social media, you have to decide. Will you be the bystander doing nothing, or will you step in to help? The same can be said for cyberbullying on social media.
ObservedAnti-Bullying Day has been observed annually on May 4th.
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
Thursday, May 4th, 2023
Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Sunday, May 4th, 2025
Monday, May 4th, 2026