The Global Issue Of Bullying Essay

1467 Words Nov 19th, 2015 6 Pages
To draw attention to the global issue of bullying, Canadians will mark the week from November 15th to the 21st as Bullying Awareness Week, a National campaign in Canada which allows members of the community to work together on preventing bullying, through education and awareness. According to News Canada, one of the most effective ways to put a stop to bullying is for bystanders to “stand up” once they see it occurring. This is often all it takes to halt harassment that takes place (NewsCanada). Jenn Heil, a former freestyle skiing Olympic Gold medalist, is just one public figure reaching out, “as a parent, I want my kids to feel secure,” she says. “Bullying is a serious issue and thanks to all of us rallying together, we are building safer communities.” Heil worries about the development of bullying in other countries as well. She has recently affirmed an anti-bullying elementary school and a community project which helps more than 100 000 children in Kenya in regards to bullying. This project motivates communities and schools to distribute safe areas for children (NewsCanada). The project initiative also encourages measures such as “speak out boxes” where children can report any bullying incidents anonymously as well as a 24 hour web-based and telephone helplines. Bullying is an international affliction, it takes place in areas such as social media, playgrounds and even classroom atmospheres around the world (NewsCanada). In Canada, between ages 11 and 16, one in seven…

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