Nova Scotia

Anti-cyber bullying rally takes place in Halifax

A rally took place in Victoria Park on Spring Garden Road in Halifax on Thursday morning to raise awareness of the problem of cyber bullying.

An anti-cyber bullying rally took place in Victoria Park on Spring Garden Road in Halifax on Thursday morning.

Upwards of 40 people were there to raise awareness of the problem, many of them students at Auburn Drive High School in Cole Harbour.

People at the rally said they hope politicians will take the topic more seriously.

Two Nova Scotia teenagers are known to have committed suicide this year—reportedly after experiencing cyber bullying.

"I feel really bad for the parents and families that have been hit by these tragedies, I think what people are missing is that kids are kids and they don't yet have an appreciation on the gravity of some of their seemingly benign interactions with some of their schoolmates," Troy Blair, who was a bully and bullied as a teenager, told CBC Mainstreet on Wednesday.

"When it comes to bullying, I don't think all the reprimands in the world aren't going to get through to the kids, the only thing that's going to get through to the kids is parents being involved in their kids' lives," he said.

 

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