Below is the second letter we have received in less than a month about bullying problems reported within our local elementary school. We applaud the family members who have stepped up and voiced what is affecting their children within our school system.
Ironically, April 10 was the International Day of Pink, a day that promotes loud and clear that bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia in schools and communities across Canada must end.
Sadly though, the process of eradicating bullying comes too slowly for those who are directly affected today.
School teachers and staff, parents, relatives, the students themselves, and every member of our community needs to read these two letters, and ask themselves, “Where did we go wrong, and how can we make this better?”
Not tomorrow, or next week, or the twelfth of never, but today! These are our kids, and keeping them safe is the responsibility of everyone who resides here, or comes in contact with our children. Today will be the first day of the rest of our kid’s lives – it’s our job as adults to protect and nurture those lives; no excuses – just do it.