February 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM
PENTICTON - Corporal Jas Johal and Corporal Don Wrigglesworth with the Penticton RCMP will be wearing pink shirts in support of anti-bullying on Wednesday, Feb. 24th.
They will be visiting local schools and speaking with students about the power of speaking out against bullying.
In support of National Pink Shirt Day – raising awareness against bullying – the B.C. RCMP across the Province are wearing pink to show their support.
It doesn’t matter if the bullying takes place in person, at work or school, online or in the community, it is still bullying and as a province and community we should not tolerate it. The RCMP, British Columbia’s Provincial Police Force, supports all of their local communities and stands with them to fight against this negative behaviour.
Bullying can be any unwelcomed or aggressive behaviour that often makes a person uncomfortable, hurt or scared. It often has long term effects either physically, socially or psychologically not only on the victim but the bystanders who witness it.
"Raising awareness on the issues and standing together in pink with our communities, allows us to take a collective stance and show there is no tolerance for this behaviour," Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, Commanding Officer of the BC RCMP says.
The RCMP also reminds parents to speak to their children about bullying to ensure they aren’t silent victims.
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