End bullying and discrimination in our schools

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sue thomas
9 years ago
STOP the spreading tragedies of this type! Who was being harmed?? No one!

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Laura Wartman
9 years ago
School Board is there to help children learn, to make sure their environment is conducive to just that. School board is not there to just stand by, idly watching, as some students create a world of terror for others.

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Marie Metelnick
9 years ago
I am an Ottawa native. Growing up in an East End school, I had several gay friends, and saw some of the confusion they felt, and ridicule they had to deal with. I had tears on my shoulder more than once.

Not every gay/bi kid has supportive friends to draw strength from, and that is where the larger community HAS to step in to give these kids safe space to figure out their identities and sexuality.

Not one more teen should die because the school boards stood by wrapped up in bureaucracy and inaction.

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Sara Gross
9 years ago
I am signing because I believe that there shouldn't have to be a petition for this. This should be school policy for every school in the country.

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Samantha Salsbury
9 years ago
I am signing in high hopes that the teenagers, like my self, feel safe and comfortable being themselves no matter where they are. School especially.

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Julia Kagan
9 years ago
Imagine how guilty you would feel if you took someone' life because you bullied them. How terrible! Imagine you were in a homosexual's shoes, and you were being seriously bullied for what ever made you different, whether it was being jewish (like me), or being tall, fat, having small hands, you name it.

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Curtis Vermette
9 years ago
Schools should be a safe place for all, not just some.

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Ummesalmah Khan
9 years ago
I am signing this because it's wrong to strip someone, homosexual or not, of their dignity. Bullying and discrimination does exactly that. School isn't a safe place anymore, and I want to help change that for kids now and in the future.

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Mark Boucher
9 years ago
It's time we put a stop to bullying. If this petition can help in any way I am glad to sign it, but I also feel like I want to do more. This is one small step for me.

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Alisa Neely
9 years ago
let's makes school safer for learning....STOP THE BULLYING before we have MORE young MURDERING themselves because of it.

alisa