November 18, 2020
Across Canada, schools are celebrating Pink Shirt Day as a day to stamp-out bullying. Today, students within Near North District School Board are encouraged to wear pink as a symbol of anti-bullying.
As Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week continues, today, secondary students will participate in a workshop created and hosted by Kylee Bakowski with Amelia Rising Sexual Violence Support Centre. Students in grades 9-12 will examine the impact of bystander intervention, when and where it typically occurs and how to safely intervene.
Elementary students will be learning how to “Speak Up and Help Out” when they are confronted with mean, rude or bullying-type behaviour through a video presentation and additional resources provided by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
Parents will also have the chance to learn more about emerging online trends via a Zoom presentation this evening, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. This presentation is open to the public and the connection information can be found on the Board’s website.