Media Advisory - Kids Help Phone to Release New Study Highlighting the Effects of Cyber Bullying on Canadian Youth



    Aliant Walk for Kids Help Phone to Provide Much Needed Funding for
    Charitable Organization

    HALIFAX, April 16 /CNW/ - On April 18, Aliant and Kids Help Phone will
mark the launch of the Aliant Walk for Kids Help Phone campaign with the
release of a Kids Help Phone research study documenting the effects of cyber
bullying on Canadian children and adolescents. Representatives from Kids Help
Phone and Aliant will be in attendance.
    Dartmouth High School students will take part in an informative cyber
bullying discussion as part of the press conference.

    
    What:  Release of "Cyber Bullying: Our Kids' New Reality", based on
    almost 2,500 responses to an online survey conducted by Kids Help Phone
    between December 20, 2006 and January 20, 2007. The report also includes
    numerous recommendations on how kids, parents and schools can deal with
    this serious problem.

    When:        Wednesday, April 18, 2007
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    Where:       Dartmouth High School
                 95 Victoria Rd
                 Dartmouth, NS

    Who:         Sophia Labonté, Counsellor, Kids Help Phone
                 Joe Mosher, Director, Aliant ISP

    Time:        11:30 a.m.
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    About Kids Help Phone:
    Kids Help Phone is Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and
anonymous phone and web counselling, referral and information service for
children and youth. Every day, professional counsellors provide immediate,
caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the
country. Kids contact Kids Help Phone about every issue imaginable - from
school, dating and family problems, to depression, abuse and suicide. In 2006,
Kids Help Phone helped young people in need from almost 3,000 Canadian
communities more than 1.5 million times through its phone and online services.
In Atlantic Canada alone, Kids Help Phone helped kids more than 202,000 times
in 2006."

    About Bell Aliant
    Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers. Through its operating entities it serves customers
in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and
technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added
business solutions. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT
professional services in Canada and the US. Bell Aliant's 10,000 employees are
committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and
convenience. In Atlantic Canada, communications products and services are
delivered to customers through the Aliant brand.





For further information:

For further information: Kids Help Phone: Tara Haley, Coordinator,
Ambassador Programs, (902) 457-4473 or tara.haley@kidshelp.sympatico.ca;
Aliant: Mark Duggan, Community Relations Manager, 1-866-663-6064 or
mark.duggan@aliant.ca


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