Anti-Bullying Day Celebrated by Thousands

Posted on December 22, 2010 by

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The Co-Founder of a National Anti-Bullying Organization was joined by thousands in support of his efforts to eliminate bullying for the second official Anti-Bullying Day in New Brunswick on Dec. 17.

Rob Frenette, who lobbied the provincial government to have Dec. 17 designated as Anti-Bullying Day, held a news conference to mark the day and to recognize the thousands of students, educators, community groups and companies taking part in New Brunswick’s second annual Anti-Bullying Day.

“I am so pleased to announce that we have over 200 schools and 60 businesses taking part in today’s events.” said Frenette.

Dec. 17th was proclaimed in 2009 as Anti-Bullying Day in New Brunswick.

NB Education and Early Childhood Development Minister, Jody Carr along with Premier David Alward, took part in the Anti-Bullying Day’s News Event.

“Bullying is a serious issue that we must all work together to eliminate. Our children and those that work with them in our schools deserve safe and healthy learning environments built on respect. I know there is some excellent work going on in schools across the province and I am pleased to be part of a government that is committed to enhancing the work to eliminate bullying in our schools and in society” said Minister Carr

“We all have a role to play when it comes to eliminating bullying in our schools, workplaces and throughout society. Government will be a strong partner in these efforts by enhancing legislation and by working with teachers, support staff, parents, community organizations, districts and students.” Said N.B. Premier David Alward

“To each of the students, who took part today, thank you. It shows that you know how serious this topic is and you should be recognized as a Leader in your community.  To the Businesses that took part, this shows that you will not allow bullying to occur in your workplace” concluded Frenette.

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