Chinook recognizing International Stand up to Bullying Day

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The Chinook School Division’s Bullying Awareness Campaign committee, comprised of Chinook Youth Workers and Student Service Counselors, has set aside two days to raise awareness of bullying as a serious issue: Nov. 18 and Apr. 20, 2012.

This initiative focuses on celebrating diversity and respecting differences as a way to diffuse bullying. Nov. 18 is “International Stand up to Bulling Day” and Apr. 20, 2012 will be Chinook School Division’s “Day of Pink.”

“We hope that this movement is a success and will help curb the incidents of bullying within our schools and in our communities,” said Carlin Darby, Youth Worker at Chinook, “We want to create more awareness and see everyone ‘Stand Up’ to bullying.”

Schools within Chinook School Division are promoting awareness throughout the week in November through a variety of activities, including pink shirt day, movies, presentations, displays, contests, art projects and other events.

“Bullying is an issue we take very seriously,” said Liam Choo-Foo, Director of Education. “Chinook is proud to support the Bullying Awareness Campaign and it is our hope that the movement has a positive effect within our schools every single day.”

Organizations: Chinook School Division

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  • Bill Belsey
    November 13, 2011 - 13:20

    Hello, As the person who originally conceived of Canada's annual National Bullying Awareness Week nearly ten years ago, I am thrilled that the you have chosen to get behind this national, grassroots initiative. I would invite your readers to visit http://www.bullyingawarenessweek.org to learn how they can get involved next November 13th to the 19th, 2011. Sincerely, Bill Belsey President, Bullying.org e-mail: help@bullying.org Please follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Bullying_org http://www.bullying.org "Where You Are NOT Alone!" The world's most-visited Website about bullying http://www.cyberbullying.ca "Always On? Always Aware!" The world's first Website about cyberbullying http://www.bullyingcourse.com "Learn to BE the change!" Online courses and Webinars about bullying and cyberbullying http://www.bullyingawarenessweek.org "Prevention through education and awareness" The official Website for the annual National Bullying Awareness Week