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A Bathurst Anti-Bullying Activist is on the heels of Ottawa again-- Robbie Frennette is asking the feds mark Dec 17th as National Blue Day.
Blue Day-- in the UK acknowledges the efforts of Anti-bullying support groups.
Frennette says bullying is a front burner issue in this country-- so it should also be marked on the calendar here.
He's sending petitions out all across the country -- and there are about a dozen Bathurst businesses with one on hand to help convince the decision makers to make it a reality-- Frennette says it's a subject that's not so hush-hush anymore.
Meanwhile-- Frennette says the the Canadian Teachers' Federation for deciding cyber-bullying should be a criminal offence.
A growing number of both students and teachers are becoming victims and the Federation says it will press Ottawa to make bullying via the Internet a Criminal Code offence.
A Bathurst Anti-Bullying Activist says a decision made in Moncton over the weekend is a huge step forward to protecting victims.
The Canadian Teachers' Federation is urging Ottawa to take a tougher stand on Internet harassment against students and teachers-- they want cyber-bullying made a criminal code offence.
Robbie Frennette says people have to remember-- it's not jsut young people who are bullied-- teachers too are often targeted.
Meanwhile-- Frennette wants is sending petitions out all across the country urging the Feds to mark Dec 17th as National Blue Day-- 12 or so Bathurst businesses has one available.
Blue Day would acknowledge the efforts of anti-bullying groups across Canada.
Dec 17th was chosen to mark the anniversary of the launch of the web-site BullyingCanada.ca.