Today is #PositivePostIt Day. We are calling on Canadians to share their positive messages via Post-it® Notes as a stand against bullying and the negativity that it creates.
Please use #PositivePostIt when capturing your photos and sharing them on your social channels.
We are SO proud of Caitlin Prater-Haacke for her bravery and the inspiration that she is for so many people.
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With love and positive intentions from The Post-it® Brand Team
The story (Source: CTV News)
An Alberta high school student, Caitlin Prater-Haacke, was reprimanded for posting positive messages on lockers in response to being bullied has turned the incident into a city-wide anti-bullying event. As a result, the city of Airdrie (Alberta) has declared it be ‘Positive Post-it Day’ in honour of Caitlin, the Grade 11 student at George McDougall High School.
Last month, another student at George McDougall High School broke into Prater-Haacke’s locker and used her tablet to post messages to her Facebook page, saying that she should kill herself. Prater-Haacke was obviously upset, but decided that “something really needed to be done” about bullying at her school.
Caitlin was inspired by an idea she found on Pinterest that showed positive messages written on simple, Post-It notes. The next day, she bought 800 Post-It® Notes and wrote messages on them such as “You are beautiful,” “You are awesome,” and “Love yourself.”
Earlier this week, she stuck them on every locker, and throughout the washrooms. School officials pulled her out of class and reprimanded her for littering. But students loved it, and word spread throughout the community. Members of a Facebook group called Airdrie Moms took up the cause and created a Facebook page for a proposed Positive Post-it® Day.
“We wanted to make this day where we could all do it, we could all show how much we really care for each other,” Prater-Haacke said. “And that bullying happens, but we want to try and fix it.”
The campaign grew, and Airdrie city council passed a motion declaring it to be Positive Post-it® Day. Residents and Canadians alike are encouraged to offer positive messages to anyone who needs them.
They can also post pictures of their Post-it® message to social media using the hashtag #positivepostit.
Article source and credit goes to: CTV News
For the full article and source, visit: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/positive-post-it-day-trending-as-city-rallies-behind-bullied-alberta-girl-1.2047075#ixzz3FlCqFW6Y
Photo of Caitlin – source: Calgary Sun