Beaumont RCMP members and Beaumont Municipal Enforcement Officers proudly show their support for Pink Shirt Day. Emergency first responders often attend incidents that involve bullying and therefore witness firsthand the devastating impact it can have on individuals, families, and the community. Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. It has since been recognized annually worldwide as a day to stand against bullying.
Bullying can happen to anyone and it is a mean, hurtful or cruel behaviour that is done on purpose, the four types of bullying are verbal, physical, social and cyber. Youth who are being bullied can show signs of depression, social anxiety, loneliness, isolation, stress related health problems (e.g., headaches, stomachaches), Low self-esteem, School absenteeism and academic problems, aggressive behaviours, contemplating, attempting, or committing suicide.
Report all bullying to school administrators and report all criminal offences to the RCMP.
The following resources are available to get help anonymously:
Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text: 686868
RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to police. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.