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Province rejects Okangan 'Stop a bully' service

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The principal of Summerland Secondary school says his 'Stop a bully' site has completely changed the culture of that school. Last year they had just one online bullying complaint, and it was a false accusation. (Contributed by: www.stopabully.ca)

The province is looking for someone to create a confidential online service where kids can report bullies -- but is it trying to reinvent the wheel?

The province put out a request for proposals at the end of August for a site that would allow students to confidentially and anonymously submit reports of school-related bullying.

Trevor Knowlton, a teacher in Summerland, bid for the job. He's the founder of stopabully.ca, a site he's run since 2009 that allows students to report bullying anonymously, and then forwards those reports to the respective school principal.

Trevor's bid was rejected, because the Ministry of Education said he did not have enough experience to run the program.

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