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Bullying Awareness Week

Statistics show that 75 percent of people have affected by some form of bullying.

It's Bully Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario and it is a great time to remind kids and parents about the dangers associated with bullying. 

Statistics show that 75 percent of people have affected by some form of bullying. Bullying has been known to cause serious harm such as headaches, depression, anxiety, and increase the risk of suicide. Constable Lisa Naransik tells Heart FM how they try to prevent bullying in our community. 

"So and not just this week, we do it throughout the year where we always doing presentations and we actually have a few extra presentations going on within the schools this week." 

The OPP encourages parents to talk with their children and remind them that it is not acceptable for them to bully, be bullied, or stand by and watch others being bullied. OPP Inspector Robyn MacEachern says it will take a community effort to stamp out bullying. 

"The OPP encourages communities to work together to develop bullying prevention strategies. It is important to continue to encourage community support, as community safety and well-being in Ontario is everyone’s responsibility." 

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