Someday somebody broke into 16-year-old Caitlin Prater-Haacke’s locker at George McDougall Excessive College in Airdrie and used her iPad to submit a Fb standing replace that advised her to die.
As a substitute of replying to the message, the grade 11 scholar took out a marker and a few Put up-It pads and fought again with positivity: By posting constructive messages on each locker in her faculty.
Caitlin Received Into Hassle for Littering After She Left Optimistic Notes
Little messages like, “‘You’re cute,’ ‘You’re stunning’ [and] ‘You look superb in the present day,’” she advised CBC.
Bullying will not be essentially addressed, and other people get actually down about it, I needed to do one thing positive- it was about due time.
Caitlin Prater-Haacke to the Toronto Solar
However the faculty didn’t like the concept and reprimanded her for littering. Based on the scholar’s mother, Nicole Haacke, a trainer yelled at Caitlin and the scholar was additionally taken out of the classroom and advised janitors weren’t there to scrub up after her.
“I don’t perceive that when my child is bullied, nothing occurs, however when she tries to do one thing constructive, she is punished,” Nicole stated.
Airdrie Launched an Anti-Bullying Marketing campaign Known as ‘Optimistic Put up-It Day’
The mother additionally famous that nothing was performed when she approached the college with considerations concerning the locker break-in. She wrote concerning the state of affairs on the Airdrie Mothers Fb web page, the place she obtained greater than 400 feedback of assist.
This sparked a motion and metropolis council launched Optimistic Put up-It Day: An anti-bullying marketing campaign that encourages individuals to depart nameless notes of kindness for each other on October 9.
The teenager’s mother stated she will be able to’t imagine the assist her daughter has obtained.
What’s come out of it’s 100 occasions higher.
Nicole Haacke to CBC
Caitlin Proves the Significance of Leaving the World a Happier Place
Based on the Calgary Solar, a George McDougall scholar, who requested to stay nameless, stated that many college students stored Caitlin’s constructive messages as a result of the notes made them really feel particular.
When confronted with the ugliness of bullying, Caitlin determined to make the world a happier, extra constructive place. Keep in mind that one type phrase can change somebody’s complete day.
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“Form phrases may be brief and simple to talk, however their echoes are really infinite.” — Mom Teresa