Anti-bullying legislation step in right direction

The national Anti-Bullying charitable organization BullyingCanada is commending Honourable Vic Toews, Canada’s Public Safety Minister, and Scott Armstrong, MP for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley for taking a stand for Canada’s youth when it comes to bullying.

“Bullying is a serious trauma that many of us have had to face in our lives. Working together to promote a safe environment for youth is he exact remedy we need” said Katie Neu, Co-Executive Director of BullyingCanada. “I’m very pleased to see that the Government is taking a national interest in ensuring that bullying is being addressed for the youth of Canada” added Rob Frenette, Co-Executive Director.
The Harper government, through Public Safety’s National Crime Prevention Centre, has developed resources on evidence-based programs to address bullying. In addition, the RCMP actively reaches out to communities to provide information on bullying-related issues, such as through the WITS (Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek Help) pilot program, which is active in Nova Scotia and five other provinces. The RCMP also operates, a by youth, for youth web-based program
that offers resources on issues such as bullying and cyberbullying.
BullyingCanada is a nationally registered anti-bullying charity that provides support, information and resources on the topic of bullying for youth, parents and educations from across Canada. BullyingCanada operates a 24/7 support line, a scholarship program as well as corporate school and workplace training.

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