“Bullying can happen to anyone, of any age. The long-term health and social impacts can be challenging to overcome and make people feel powerless and alone.
“That’s why it’s important for all of us to learn how to recognize and prevent bullying, as well as support victims and help them find resources if they’re struggling. Alberta’s Bullying Helpline is available 24-7, in more than 170 languages. Albertans can get help by calling or texting 310-1818 or by connecting with trained staff at any time online.”
Searle Turton, Minister of Children and Family Services
“Everyone deserves to feel safe no matter where they are, whether that’s at home, in our schools, at work or online. We can ensure our communities are safer for everyone by standing up to bullying and letting those around us know there are people and resources to help.
“This year’s theme, #WhereToTurn, encourages everyone to raise awareness that help is always available. Get involved by using the hashtag on social media, starting a discussion with your friends, family or coworkers about how to intervene, and taking part in anti-bullying events at your school. Let’s work together to promote safe, healthy and respectful relationships.”
Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Education