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Province Funds Anti-Bullying Program in Brandon

January 23, 2013 7:02 AM | News

Canadian Red CrossThe Manitoba government has thrown its support behind Brandon schools in an effort to raise awareness of bullying.

Through a two-year program, called “Beyond the Hurt,” Westman schools and communities will learn how to address and prevent bullying, harassment and violent behaviour.

“We all have a role to play in preventing bullying and harassment in Manitoba schools,” Premier Greg Selinger said on Tuesday. “By giving our kids the tools and language they need to deal with conflict in a constructive, positive way, we are creating safer schools for everyone.”

The program, which the province will invest $18,121 toward, is run by the Canadian Red Cross and targets students in Grade 6 and up to address why bullying and peer harassment happens and how to make it stop.

— Staff