Members of DRPS including Chief Martin and Deputy Fernandes showed support for #PinkShirtDay alongside our STOP-bullying cruiser in Whitby.
The annual awareness campaign encourages members of the community to take a stand against bullying. At DRP we are on a mission to drive home the anti-bullying message and it's demonstrated by our unique vehicle. The cruiser is used in the community to promote anti-bullying, open the lines of communication and reaffirm our dedication and commitment to anti-bullying in a new way.
The pink cruiser is also intended to serve as a symbol of hope and strength to those who have experienced intimidation or violence in the form of bullying.
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, co-worker, 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.
Keep an eye out for our cruiser in your community and lets work together to make our community a safer place in which to live, work and play.
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