Bullying Has Met Its Match

The Canadian Safe School Network launches real action plan against bullying.

TORONTO, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Bullying and cyberbullying incidents are increasing every year. In fact, 39% of Canadian students now sleep with their cellphone, while one third never sit with a parent when online.

Kids get bullied for all kinds of reasons. But 70% of reported bullying is because they either look or act differently – race, weight, height, clothing, and any physical, religious and sexual differences – can all play a part. Over half of all teens have had at least one negative social networking experience, while an alarming 33% of students who are bullied online, report symptoms of depression.

On May 11th, the Canadian Safe School Network, with the support of Yo Sox, Bimm and SportsNet will launch a new and very different campaign to help put a stop to it.

Speaking out for the cause – Paul Mason (fashion Santa).

The Canadian Safe School Network's new Stand Together campaign takes a unique, action-centered approach, which will help prevent bullying and make schools safer. They're asking people to buy special anti-bullying socks with a portion of the sale going to help financially support meaningful programs.

People are also encouraged to pose with their socks to show support and tag @cndnsafeschools and @YoSox and #standtogether.

People can learn more and buy socks at standtogethernow.com

About Canadian Safe School Network

The Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) is a national, registered charitable organization with a mandate to reduce youth violence and make our schools and communities safer. Every child deserves an opportunity to grow and flourish, and they should not be hindered due to environment.

SOURCE Canadian Safe School Network

For further information: Ryan Hollinrake, Director, Strategy & Partnership, 647-866-6332, email: ryan@canadiansafeschools.com

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