Kindness is one size fits all!

February 17, 2016

Kindness is one size fits all!

On February 24, residents are invited to wear pink, as part of Pink Shirt Day, to show support for ending bullying. The show of support can be posted online using the hashtag #PinkShirtDay and #StandUp to spread the awareness.

Provincial statistics indicate that 50 percent of Albertan students report being bullied at school, and 45 percent of Canadians report being bullied at work. Seventy percent of students hear “that’s so gay” every day at school.

While 80 percent of Albertans have witnessed bullying, provincial statistics report only between 10-25 percent of Albertans have intervened. Witnesses to bullying can help by not encouraging bullying, telling the bully to stop, get help and support the person who is being targeted.

Residents are reminded help is available to anyone who is experiencing or is concerned about bullying.  For information and resources available for addressing bullying behaviours or call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595