FREDERICTON (GNB) – Two bullying awareness and prevention co-ordinators have been hired to oversee and co-ordinate prevention and awareness across schools and districts. This is part of the provincial government's set of initiatives to address bullying in schools.

"Our government's goal is to create positive, inclusive learning environments where everyone feels safe, welcome and respected," said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Jody Carr. "I welcome our two new co-ordinators and look forward to working with them and all of our stakeholders as we work to reduce and prevent bullying in our schools."

The co-ordinators, one for each linguistic sector, will help organize and manage anti-bullying activities and work with stakeholders on a range of issues related to bullying and cyberbullying in public schools. They will also ensure the protocols in the recently implemented anti-bullying legislation are in place and closely monitored.  
"Bullying is a complex problem, and it requires a multi-faceted solution where everyone works together," said Carr. “I encourage students, staff and parents to talk about what they can do to prevent and reduce bullying and to learn more about what resources are available to you to help deal with bullying.”