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Bully battlers rewarded
Comox Valley students don't take bullying lying down and now those standing up for their peers could be rewarded.
Bullying Canada has launched a scholarship program, to support students when they move on to post-secondary studies.
"Students are extremely active when it comes to promoting anti-bullying efforts within their schools and that's one of the reasons we launched the scholarship program, to give back to those students," says Bullying Canada co-executive director Rob Frenette.
Admirable efforts Bullying Canada wants to recognise nclude speaking up about bullying in schools, creating anti-bullying committees or helping form anti-bullying and anti-harassment policies in schools.
As the bullying game constantly morphs, Frenette says kids are the ones best-placed to tackle it.
"The different tactics that are used with relation to bullying change quite frequently... online, texting, in person... and that's something that most adults aren't used to," Frenette explains. "They're used to the traditional pushing and shoving, but it's gone above and beyond that now."
The initial round has three $100 scholarships on offer and the application deadline is March 1, 2012.
Click here to apply.
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