News Release


DSBN, NRPS and Bell Media partner to pledge against bullying

Feb 06, 2020

February 5, 2020 – The DSBN, Niagara Regional Police Service and Bell Media are inviting the community to take the #iPledgeChallenge and end bullying. The campaign encourages the public to help amplify awareness about bullying, and be a part of the movement to stop it. 

“Our goal, combined with the work we do in our schools, is to keep spreading the message that bullying is unacceptable,” said Susie Palumbo, DSBN Student Achievement Leader. “The #iPledgeChallenge prompts a real commitment to do something that helps stop bullying, and inspires people to move it forward and live their pledge.”  

Bullying is taken seriously at the DSBN. School-based programs and system-wide prevention and intervention measures are in place to embed equity and inclusive education across the curriculum.   

DSBN Director of Education Warren Hoshizaki recognizes the value of tackling this issue with community partners. “Making sure every student feels safe, supported and respected in our schools is a community effort. Education on bullying, how to recognize it, and how everyone can help put a stop to it is an essential step towards true change.” 

“We all have a role to play. With partners like the DSBN, Bell and so many others, we can engage in real, meaningful dialogue about an important issue that has an impact on, in particular, our children,” said NRPS Deputy Chief Bill Fordy. 

Running throughout the month of February, here’s how to join in and take the pledge:

1. Tell the world what action you’re taking to help end bullying – write it or make a video
2. Challenge someone you know to take the pledge and keep the trend going
3. Post to social media with the hashtag #iPledgeChallenge 
 
The DSBN, NRPS and Bell Media challenge you to visit Twitter and take the pledge to end bullying.

 
For more information contact: 

Carolyn LoConte, Communications Officer
District School Board of Niagara
Office: 905-641-1550 ext. 54162
Cell: 289-219-4302
Email: carolyn.loconte@dsbn.org