“Bullying can happen to any person, at any age, in any community – at home, school, or work. All forms of bullying, whether in person or online, can have harmful and lasting impacts on those who are bullied as well as those who witness bullying, especially when the behaviour continues unchecked.

“We are recognizing Bullying Awareness Week by raising awareness of the resources available to anyone dealing with or witnessing bullying, including cyberbullying.

“It is important to learn where to turn if you see or experience bullying. If you need help or know someone who does, you can call the 24-7 Bullying Helpline at 1-888-456-2323 or chat online at alberta.ca/BullyingChat. Both are free and confidential. Friendly helpline staff are trained to help individuals navigate available supports and determine the next course of action for their situation.

“We will continue to address bullying and other forms of violence in Alberta and emphasize the importance of creating environments that are welcoming, caring, respectful and safe for everyone.

"More information about Bullying Awareness Week, including resources, promotional materials and events, can be found at alberta.ca/Bullying.”