Nov. 12 - 17 marks Bullying Awareness Week across Canada and the Durham Regional Police would like to remind everyone that bullying is not an individual problem; it’s everyone’s. We need to work together to stop bullying in our schools, businesses and community.
Bullying happens in a variety of ways – Social, Cyber, Physical and Verbal. All are equally wrong and can have long-lasting effects on someone’s mental health and physical well-being.
When you see someone who is being bullied don’t sit silently by and let it happen. Studies have proven when someone intervenes; the bullying usually stops within 10 seconds.
If you are a victim of bullying, confide in someone you trust: a teacher, coworker, police, friend or parent. You don’t have to deal with the situation alone.
Please visit the following websites for valuable resources in combating this issue.
By working together we can make our community a safer place in which to live, work and play.
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