Education and Early Childhood Development
Executive Council
November 19, 2018

Provincial Government Recognizes National Bullying Awareness Week

The Provincial Government recognizes National Bullying Awareness Week, November 18 - 24. This year’s theme is Choose Kind.

Bullying Awareness Week is an opportunity for students, educators and parents to work together on preventing bullying through education and awareness. The proactive message of this year’s theme promotes safe, caring and inclusive school environments. Students, parents and teachers are encouraged to choose kind, to build relationships and to treat each other with respect and kindness.

The Provincial Government supports a proactive approach to eliminating bullying. The provincial Safe and Caring Schools Policy promotes the elimination of bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour. The policy also provides guidance on the development of a school code of conduct and the implementation of the bullying intervention protocol.

Each year the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development recognizes students and schools for their hard work in promoting safe, caring and inclusive school communities through special project awards and graduating student awards. Schools annually recognize Violence Awareness Week during the last week in February and participate in Pink Shirt Day during this week.

“I encourage students and educators to be creative and organize Bullying Awareness Week activities. Promoting a safe, caring and inclusive school environment will affect a positive change in student learning, achievement and well-being, which is essential to student success.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“Students deserve a safe place to learn and play. Bullying Awareness Week is a great opportunity for all of us to work together to end all forms of bullying in our schools, as well as other places in our communities.”
Honourable Carol Anne Haley
Minister Responsible for the Status of Women

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Media contacts
Tina Coffey
Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1906, 728-8650

Nancy Hollett
Women’s Policy Office
709-729-5777, 685-3372

2018 11 19                              1:30 p.m.