By Sarah Klein
A new tool in the fight against bullying in schools and online has been launched by the Manitoba government.
Wednesday marked the Day of Pink, the international day against bullying, discrimination, homophobia and trans-phobia in schools and communities.
Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum announced Safe and Caring Schools: A Resource for Equity and Inclusion in Manitoba Schools (MB MyGSA).
“Let’s all take a moment to reaffirm our commitment to work together to stop bullying in any form,” Allum said. “Together, we must do everything we can to ensure all students feel safe and respected at school and online.”
The guide will feature information tailored to youth and educators on topics such as challenges frequently faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer (LGBTQ) youth and their families, and best practices for counsellors working with LGBTQ youth.
Allum launched the resource guide at Lincoln Middle School alongside former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Obby Khan, who shared with students his own experiences with bullying.