Saskatchewan schools have some new tools to help out students and teachers end bullying.
New resources are being provided to schools which can be used between now and February 17 – in advance of Red Cross Pink Day on February 22.
“It takes incredible courage to stand up to bullying but please, if you or someone you know needs help, speak up. The safety and well-being of every student is important to me, to their teachers and to those who love them,”
Deputy Premier and Education Minister Don Morgan said.
The theme of this year’s forum is “Our School Includes Everyone.”
The forum’s resources include keynote video addresses by We Matter Campaign co-founders Kelvin and Tunchai Redvers as well as president of the Assembly of First Nations National Youth Council Jennifer O’Bomsawin.
The Redvers’ launched the “We Matter” in October 2016 to bring messages of hope and support to Indigenous youth across Canada, and to remind them of why their lives matter.
Since launching, the campaign has reached more than one million people through social media.
Students are encouraged to:
- talk to a trusted adult;
- report bullying anonymously online
- call Kids Help Phone or Saskatchewan Health Line 811.