Bullying prevention webcast on Monday

The superintendent of the Red Deer Public School Division will be a panelist on a bullying prevention webcast set to run on Monday.

The superintendent of the Red Deer Public School Division will be a panelist on a bullying prevention webcast set to run on Monday.

The webcast will be broadcast on www.bullyfreealberta.ca and www.b-free.ca from 9:30-11 a.m. It is being run as a kick-off event for National Bullying Awareness Week.

Through the webcast, a release states, one can learn the differences between bullying behaviour and healthy, respectful relationships and the effects of bullying on people of all ages in society. Advice will be shared and resources identified to support people who have been affected by or witnessed bullying, and ways to promote healthy relationships and inclusion in communities, workplaces, and schools will be featured.

The webcast will include a question and answer session. Piet Langstraat, Red Deer Public Schools superintendent, will be joined by the province’s associate minister of Family and Community Safety, a person in the business sector, and representatives from an Edmonton seniors association on the panel.

The www.bullyfreealberta.ca website also lists events happening around Alberta during the bullying awareness week.