Provincial Campaign to Raise Awareness About Bullying
BULLYING IS OUT. IT'S TIME TO STAND UP!
École Roy in Rivière-du-Loup is the winner in the elementary school division of the contest, “Bullying. It’s so over! I right the wrong.” In recognition of its efforts, the school will be treated to an entertaining show by teacher and chemist Yannick Bergeron and will receive a $3 500 award to pursue its initiatives against bullying and violence.
In the secondary school division, École secondaire Armand-Saint-Onge d’Amqui took top honours and has won a concert by singer Karim Ouellet, as well as $5 000 to continue its efforts to counter bullying and violence.
As part of the awareness campaign, projects by participating schools that satisfied the contest criteria and rules will be posted on the irightthewrong.com Web site in the next few weeks.
Bullying can occur anywhere. It can happen in school corridors, in classrooms, on playgrounds, on streets or in shopping malls. It can also happen in cyberspace.
Bullying is a form of violence and, like any other type of violence, must not be tolerated but denounced. This is why a provincial campaign to raise awareness about bullying has been launched.
The main objectives of this campaign are as follows:
- To raise awareness and increase vigilance when it comes to bullying and violence
- To make young people aware that bullying and violence are unacceptable
- To make everyone aware of the fact that individuals and society must take action against bullying and violence
This campaign revolves around a microsite designed mainly for young people, whether they are victims, witnesses or bullies. The site also addresses parents and educators. It contains substantial information about bullying, including ways to recognize it, what to do when a young person is a victim of it, and what resources are available to help.
Other methods will also be used in this campaign. These include promotional spots addressed to young people aged 10 to 17 and broadcast on television and the Web. Featuring discussions on cyberbullying and physical and verbal violence, these spots will encourage young people to become “ordinary” heroes and heroines by refusing to remain silent in the face of bullying.
This campaign is being led by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, in conjunction with the Ministère de la Sécurité publique, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and the Ministère de la Justice.
For more information, please visit : www.irightthewrong.com.
Take a look as well at the Violence in the schools section on the Web site of the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.