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“Be Kind to Me” Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week, November 17 to 23, 2013

The Ontario government has designated the third week of every November as Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week to help promote safer schools and positive learning environments.

Media Launch Events for
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week

Monday, November 18, 2013
Moira Secondary School
275 Farley Avenue, Belleville, 8:30 a.m., Library
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
41 Barker Street, Picton, 10:30 a.m., Gym
This event will feature a student-produced video on inclusivity at Moira Secondary School. Students will be available for interviews and photographs.This event will feature a student-produced performance by the Grade 11 Drama class. Students will also speak about the school’s Bystander Project. Students will be available for interviews and photographs

Bullying awareness posterDuring Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week, November 17 – 23, 2013, Ontario students, school staff, parents/guardians and community agencies are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being.

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board values the involvement of community partners who support this initiative to ensure safe, healthy, respectful and inclusive learning and working environments. Seven municipalities/counties have officially proclaimed Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week. The local theme is Be Kind to Me.

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week is an important way for school communities to promote safer learning environments for all students, which is essential to their success. It is also a time to raise awareness of bullying-related issues with parents/guardians and the local community.

Schools will be hosting a variety of bullying awareness events and activities throughout the week.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: November 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm