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November 18 to 24 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week and the Prescott-Russell Coalition in Action to Prevent and Stop Bullying wishes to raise community awareness about this social problem and find solutions to put an end to it.

Day 1

The Government of Canada reports that one out 0f five young adults aged 15 to 29 is a victim of bullying. Physical or psychological bullying, as well as cyberbullying or cyberstalking, can have serious impacts on a person’s physical and mental health.

 

YES to an inclusive and accepting community! During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, the Coalition reminds citizens to take positive action and to celebrate diversity in order to promote respect and tolerance in Prescott-Russell.

Do you know what to do if you are a victim or a witness of bullying?

Dare to report. If you are being bullied, it is important to tell someone you trust. This person can help you find solutions. Do not deal with the problem alone.

If you are a victim of cyberbullying, do not respond to the messages and block the person who is bullying you. Save all the messages and show them to a trusted person who can help you.

If you witness a situation, step in to help the victim or talk to someone you trust. Bystanders who do not speak up encourage the bad behaviour.

From November 19 to 25, 2017, the Prescott-Russell Coalition in Action to Prevent and Stop Bullying will mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week as a way to put an end to this social problem.

Day 0

According to the Government of Canada, high school students engage in bullying behaviour at a slightly higher percentage than those in elementary school. However, the percentage of victims decreases gradually with age.

Know What to do in Bullying Situations

Dare to report.

  • If you are bullied, do not hesitate to tell someone you trust. This person can help you to find solutions to get out of the situation. Do not deal with this problem alone.
  • If you are a victim of cyberbullying, you must immediately stop responding to the intimidating messages and block the people who are bullying you. Save all the messages and show them to a trusted person who can help you.
  • If you are a witness, you must intercede to help the victim and stop this type of behaviour. By being an onlooker in such a situation, you encourage the bully to continue.

 For additional support, please call 1 800 675.6168.

November 20 to 26 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. The Prescott-Russell Coalition in Action to Prevent and Stop Bullying calls upon all citizens of Prescott-Russell to act together to eliminate this social problem, which affects children, youth and adults in our community.  

June 25, 2015, Prescott-Russell - From May 11 to 13, 2015, the Prescott-Russell Coalition in Action to Prevent and Stop Bullying organized a total of four workshops across Rockland, Casselman and Hawkesbury. 

February 13, 2015, Prescott-Russell - Bullying has no place in the Prescott-Russell communities, and it is time to take action! Bullying is a disturbing phenomenon not only among children, adolescents and adults, but also among seniors and it is essential that everyone has access to the resources needed to eliminate this social problem. It is with great pleasure that the Prescott-Russell Coalition in action to prevent and stop bullying unveils its new website: PRUnitedAgainstBullying.ca.