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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200


November 21, 2016

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

Bullying Prevention Week

- GECDSB introduces new school resources -

November 21-25 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. The purpose of this initiative is to promote positive relationships and accepting school climates so that everyone is safe and welcome in school.

This year the GECDSB will support this effort by introducing new learning resources. Each elementary school has received "Social Justice Begins with Me", an educational kit that promotes Acceptance, Respect, Hope, Peace, Empathy, Inclusion, Diversity, Human Rights and Equity. Through its use, students can learn how to take a social action approach to make changes in their school, community and the world.

The kits, as well as new picture books and novels, which support this theme, will be featured during a special school assembly, Wednesday, November 23rd at F.W. Begley Public School beginning at 10:40 a.m.

Secondary schools have been provided "Social Skills Central", a web-based resource with hundreds of practical, interactive tools to help teens reinforce and develop positive social skills.

For more information contact Public Relations officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.