School district PAC offers free anti-bullying seminar

 | February 4, 2011

Would you know what to do if you suspect that your child is being bullied?
Presented by School District 73 Parents Advisory Council, a free anti-bullying seminar will be held Feb. 10, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Henry Grube Centre in Kamloops.

Attendees will get to hear from Bill Belsey, bullying expert and creator of, through a pre-recorded webinar. Belsey’s website has won multiple awards and he is specifically sought out for his knowledge on cyberbullying.

The event will also feature a live panel discussion that will include parents, behaviour specialists from the school district and an RCMP school liaison officer.

Organizer Gisela Ruckert said the knowledge gained from this seminar may help put an end to bullying in schools.

“If we continue to address it via education and anti-bullying policies, maybe it will go away, but we’re not there yet, unfortunately,” says Ruckert. “This presentation will help parents get a better understanding of the issue of bullying, develop strategies for supporting their children and learn how to work with their child’s school to better address problems.”

For more information, contact Tania Vidovic at 250-554-6902 or e-mail [email protected].