BC RCMP takes a stand against bullying
In support of National Pink Shirt Day – raising awareness against bullying – the BC RCMP across the province are wearing pink today (Feb. 26) to show their support.
It doesn’t matter if the bullying takes place in person, at work or school, online or in the community, it is still bullying and as a Province and community we should not tolerate it. The RCMP, British Columbia’s Provincial Police Force, supports all of their local communities and stands with them to fight against this negative behaviour.
Bullying can be any unwelcome or aggressive behaviour that often makes a person uncomfortable, hurt or scared. It often has long term effects either physically, socially or psychologically not only on the victim but the bystanders who witness it.
“Raising awareness on the issues and standing together in pink with our communities, allows us to take a collective stance and show there is no tolerance for this behaviour,” said Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan Commanding Officer of the BC RCMP.
“Kimberley RCMP officers recognize and support pink shirt day and will be out in the community raising awareness against bullying,” added Sgt. Chris Newel, Kimberley RCMP Detachment commander.
The RCMP also reminds parents to speak to their children about bullying to ensure they aren’t silent victims. For more information and tips to share with children, please visit:
Youth in BC www.youthinbc.com
Erase Bullying www.erasebullying.ca
Kids Help Phone www.kidshelpphone.ca
Need Help Now www.needhelpnow.ca
Pink Shirt Day www.pinkshirtday.ca