City of Calgary Declares Bullying Awareness Week

Bill Belsey, President of sent me the proclamation that the city of Calgary, CANADA made formally recognizing Bullying Awareness Week. Congratulations Bill for having  your hard work pay off. Also, I salute Calgary for taking this stand. Hopefully more cities will follow suit.

City of Calgary Formally Recognizes Bullying Awareness Week
November 13, 2009

Bullying is a conscious, willful, deliberate, hostile and repeated
behaviour by one or more people, which tries to hurt or control another
person in a harmful way. Bullying happens in many forms, it can be
physical, verbal nonverbal, malicious gossiping, racial and sexual
harassment, cyberbullying and exclusion. Bullying Awareness Week is an
opportunity for people at the grassroots level in communities to get
involved and to prevent bullying through education and awareness.

Whereas: Approximately 85 per cent of bullying episodes occur in the
context of a peer group;

Whereas: Bullying is a universal problem that affects people directly or
indirectly, regardless of their age, gender, culture, religion or

Whereas: By age 24, 60 per cent of people who were childhood bullies
have at least one criminal conviction.

On behalf of City Council and the citizens of Calgary, I hereby proclaim
the week of November 15 – 21, 2009 as: “Bullying Awareness Week”

Dave Bronconnier
City of Calgary

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