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National Anti-Bullying Week November 19 - 23, 2012 Bracelets against Bullying

photos by Keri Dalman

Members of the Grade 5 class at St. Dominic School in Humboldt show off the bracelets they received from the Humboldt Journal/ East Central Trader as part of the newspapers’ 2012 Anti-Bullying Campaign (ABC). Advertisers in the ABC special in the East Central Trader each week for the past three weeks sponsored the purchase of the bracelets.

Alex Hinz (Muenster School, Grade 5)

Jada Huebner (Muenster School, Grade 5)

Christopher Hagen-Major (Muenster School, Grade 5)

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so others won’t get

February 11 to 17 682-2829 Step up and Strike Out Bullying

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Humboldt Kinettes

531 Main Street, Humboldt, Sask. Open: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday and Holidays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ph: 682-2616 or 682-2617 • Fax: 682-2077

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Donna Harpauer

Korte’s Ltd.

Keith, Denise, Carroll & Staff Muenster, Sask. Phone: 682-4547

MLA Humboldt Constituency Office 632 9th Street, Humboldt, SK Ph: 682-5141

LeRoy, SK | 115 Aspen Street | 306-286-3233

IS LIKE SMOKING, IT CAN KILL.

It’s easy to bully, but the really strong help others. Friday, November 23, 2012 ECT 9


Cyberbullying follows victims everywhere JODI SCHELLENBERG

journal.reporter2@sasktel.net

When people hear about bullying, their minds go to the mean child in the playground pushing around the other children. It doesn’t venture to the recesses of the Internet. But cyberbullying is becoming a larger problem the more popular social media becomes. Instead of going out onto the playground, bullies have a new arena to push around anyone with a weakness. Cyberbullying, according to deal.org, a website run by the Youth Engagement Section of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and part of the National Youth Services branch of the RCMP’s Crime Prevention Services, is “the use communication technologies such as the Internet, social networking sites, websites, e-mail, text messaging and instant messaging, to repeatedly intimidate or harass others.” Unlike other types of bullying, where the victim can escape by going home or some other safe place, those being cyberbullied can be victimized anywhere. Every time they go online, they can be bullied. It doesn’t just stay online either. What happens online will follow the victims into the real world, where old-fashioned bullying can take over. Although it may not seem very common in communities in this area, like other types of bullying, the victims are

afraid to step forward, fearing backlash from their tormentors. There have been many cases of cyberbullying in the media over the last 10 years, since social media has gained popularity. In 2002, a boy named David Knight was cyber bullied for years. He explained to CBC News that “rather than just some people, say 30 in a cafeteria, hearing them all yell insults at you, it’s up there for 6 billion people to see. Anyone with a computer can see it. And you can’t get away from it. It doesn’t go away when you come home from school.” The humiliation of the cyberbullying was too much for Knight, who dropped

Caitlyn Lloyd (Muenster School, Grade 5)

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out of school to be home schooled in his last year of studies. In Knight’s case, he was one of the luckier victims of cyberbullying. Eventually the website dedicated to abusing him was taken down. Other victims have not been as lucky. In October 2012, a 15-year-old girl named Amanda Todd took her life because of being taunted, both on the Internet and at school, after flashing a stranger online when she was just 13. Her life spiralled out of control, with the stranger trying to blackmail her into doing more on camera for him. When she refused, he posted the photo on Facebook for all her friends to see. Later,

Davis Friesen (Three Lakes School, Grade 4)

Kaitlyn Pitzel (Three Lakes School, Grade 3)

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when she changed schools, he continued the torment by repeating the cycle. After making a chilling YouTube video, explaining her torment and how she just couldn’t face it anymore, Todd took her life a few short months later. Although most cases have to do with teenagers, bullying does not just affect students. “Anyone can be cyber bullied, including teachers, principals and other adults,” deal.org explains. Unlike traditional bullying, it is harder to catch cyber bullies in the act, but it can be considered a criminal act. “Under the Criminal Code of Canada, it is a crime to communicate repeatedly with someone if your communication causes him or her to fear for his or her own safety or the safety of others,” stated deal.org. “It’s also a crime to publish ‘defamatory libel’: writing something that is designed to insult a person or injure his or her reputation.” Deal.org has some tips for those being cyber bullied. The website advises victims to not reply to messages, keep a copy of them for reporting purposes, tell someone about the bullying and contact the Internet Service Provider (ISP) about what is happening. Most often, cyber bullying is done anonymously and it is hard to find the bullies. Often contacting the ISP is helpful, since they can trace the posts and messages back to their source. For more information about cyberbullying and how to deal with it, visit deal.org.

Tristan Jenson (Three Lakes School, Grade 4)

Highway #5 West, Humboldt, SK 682-3440

A bully won’t stop until he is stopped.

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10 ECT Friday, November 23, 2012

What if the person you bullied was the only one who could save your life later on.

responsibility.

HUMBOLDT

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Cara Dobrohoczki (Three Lakes School, Grade 3)

Jacob Messmeister (Three Lakes School, Grade 3)

Marijke Schnee (Three Lakes School, Grade 3)

Elise Fleischhacker (Three Lakes School, Grade 4)

Michael Schnee (Three Lakes School, Grade 4)

Jax Reiter (Three Lakes School, Grade 3)

Tyrell Hogemann (Annaheim School, Grade 6)

Alissa Napope (Annaheim School, Grade 5)

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Kaelynn Le Poudre (Annaheim School, Grade 5)

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Michael Kunz (Annaheim School, Grade 5) LeRoy Credit Union Limited Box 130 101 1st AVE NE LeRoy, SK S0K 2P0

Phone: (306) 286-3311 Fax: (306) 286-3377

Website: www.leroycu.ca

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Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Highway #5 Humboldt

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Don’t let the playground be a place of torment.

Speak up, stop bullies.

Humboldt Branch 530 Main Street, Humboldt, SK 306-682-6514

Bullying is not okay. Period.

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Ashton Herman (Three Lakes School, Grade 4)

Dre Brown (Three Lakes School, Grade 3)

Marasia Brockman (Three Lakes School, Grade 3)

Rayanne Hoeflicher (Three Lakes School, Grade 4)

Jessica Lechler (Three Lakes School, Grade 3)

Declan Punk (Three Lakes School, Grade 4)

Dominic Rohel (Annaheim School, Grade 6)

Mitchell Kiefer (Muenster School, Grade 5)

(Three Lakes School, Grade 3)

682-5573 Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

Creating safe, positive schools for our children!

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Stop Bullying Now...It Hurts!

Humboldt Collegiate Institution

By being a bully you show everyone what a coward you are.

Box 1414 Humboldt, SK. S0K 2A0 Ph • (306)682-5575 Fx • (306)682-4205 Email • hbroncos@sasktel.net

never WIN & WINNERS never bully! Bullies

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It takes a stronger person to do what’s right, don’t belittle.


Anti-Bullying Campaign - Week 3