Pink shirt day takes over Kamloops schools

By James Peters
February 24, 2016 - 11:45am Updated: February 24, 2016 - 6:21pm

KAMLOOPS — Schools across Canada are marking anti-bullying day today, February 24th, with participants wearing pink to signify their support.

Bill Hamblett is the Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services for the Kamloops-Thompson School District.

He says it's a tough thing to do, but the number one way to stop bullying is for victims and bystanders to report it.

"We don't know what we don't know, as adults whether it's in the school or with their parents, so if there is a concern in a school, it should be reported to an adult," said Hamblett.

Hamblett adds the face of bullying has changed with the advent of social media, and that presents many new challenges for both school officials and parents.

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