Cyber-bullying discussed at western Premiers meeting
The government of Premier Greg Selinger is eyeing an anti-bullying measure used in British Columbia that could help students who are being bullied.
It is an online tool that allows people to report bullying anonymously.
“We thought it was an interesting and exciting alternative so it will be something we will take a serious look at,” said Selinger.
The website in BC was setup following the death of Amanda Todd.
Complaints are forwarded to a school coordinator and could be directed to the RCMP.
BC Premier Christy Clark says the program works because students can come forward without fear of reprisal.
"So, they’re always allowed to report anonymously we’ve built in protections so they know they won’t be identified unless they want to,” she said.
The BC project was one component of a comprehensive $4-million anti-bullying program.