In response to the death of bullied Metro Vancouver student Amanda Todd, Premier Christy Clark has announced an anti-bullying summit conference to be held Nov. 13, at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
The summit is an addition to the premier’s 10-point Erase Bullying strategy, announced in June. The Erase Bullying strategy includes a five-year multi-level training program for educators and community partners, online resources for parents and kids, a smartphone app through which children can report bullying anonymously and a website, erasebullying.ca, which goes live next week.
“This is something the premier has been passionate about for years,” said Shane Mills, director of issues for the Office of the Premier. “Amanda Todd’s death brought the issue into the public eye, and this is an opportunity to bring everyone together, teachers, parents, the bullied, students.”
Mills said participants will also include police, experts on student safety and cyber bullying, students, parents and educators.