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Stop Bullying Day
On February 25, wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. Wear a pink shirt, hat, scarf, glasses - or whatever! - while at school, work, or wherever you are.

The City of Port Coquitlam will once again take a stand against bullying by taking part in Stop Bullying Day on February 25, 2015. This is the City’s eighth year participating in the national anti-bullying campaign that started in 2007 after two boys in Nova Scotia rallied around another student who was bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt.

The city’s Youth Services is again coordinating various anti-bullying activities on Feb. 25, and has joined forces with the I Am Someone Society to End Bullying, TELUS and BC 211 to develop and launch BC’s first youth texting support line. This texting help line is available to youth in the Tri Cities Wednesday through Sunday from 3pm-11pm and can be accessed by texting 2TALK from your cell phone. Additional information and resources are available at www.iamsomeone.ca.

Activities on February 25

Other anti-bullying activities

What is bullying?

Bullying is defined as a power relationship carried on by one individual or group towards another person, and can include rumours, threats and hurtful words, in person or online, in addition to physical violence.

Resources

The annual Pink Shirt Day campaign, sponsored by CKNW, raises awareness about bullying and provides tools to help respond to and eradicate bullying.

More information

For more information about the Youth Services events, visit pocoyouth.com or contact the Youth Services Coordinator at 604.927.7981.

Last Updated:2/20/2015 8:39:49 AM