Local MPP Ernie Hardeman has been meeting with youths in the community to talk about bullying.
It's anti bullying awareness week and our local MPP brought up the issue of bullying at the legislature today in Queens Park.
Ernie Hardeman wanted to raise some awareness on the subject and shared some of the work has been doing with youth in the community. Hardeman meets with a group of youths from all of the high schools in Oxford on a semi monthly basis to talk about bullying. He tells Heart FM about some of the problems youth have reported in our area.
"How we as a society go about and ensure that young people who are facing difficult times, how do we keep making them aware of the services that are available, places that they can call and make sure they have the right numbers. Since the suicides in the city, the Government had been making some advances in passing out information but we were told by the students that it was just on a piece of paper with no explanation for what it was for and how it was done. They felt it should have been done electronically where young people are more apt to see it and know where to find it when the time came if they needed. We talk about simple things like that, we're not talking about changing the world, just changing the circumstances, 1 piece at a time in Oxford."
Hardeman says it was the students idea for him to bring up the subject in the legislature and that is why he did so today.