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Tri-City youth now able to connect with anti-bullying resources and help via 2TALK (28255)

 Port Coquitlam, B.C. — October 6th, 2014. — Youth in the Tri-City area will be the first in Canada to be able to connect with anti-bullying and harassment resources by the communication method they know best: texting.  I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society has launched a texting platform pilot targeting secondary school students in the […]

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IAS in the Tri City News

I Am Someone joins forces with TELUS on texting platform for bullied youth A long-awaited texting platform to support children and youth who have been bullied or who have other concerns has garnered the support of a major funder. TELUS is committing $40,000 to the I Am Someone Ending Bullying Society to get the program […]

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IAS Press Release on wire service

The I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society, together with bc211 and TELUS, are one step closer to providing local youth with an innovative texting tool that will provide support to those young people who have been bullied or are bullying others in our community. WireService.ca Press Release (06/10/2014) Port Coquitlam, B.C. - This platform will enable […]

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IAS on lifeonmanitoulin.com (texting pilot)

Bullying. It comes in many forms and can happen at any age.  It’s something we all need to be aware of and speak up against. I think it’s important to bring awareness to a new anti-bullying project that TELUS is working on in relation to all of their TELUS WISE initiatives. Essentially TELUS is  funding a new text messaging pilot […]

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IAS Blog post by Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore on TELUS Blog

TELUS Supports I AM SOMEONE for launch of Texting Pilot Program The days of picking up the phone and physically dialing a number are getting shorter. Texting has quickly become a major part of our daily communication and this is most apparent among our youth. The average teen sends a staggering 3,339 texts per month, […]

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Port Coquitlam mayor seeks support for texting program for bullied youth

A texting program that links bullied kids with resources and counsellors could be beta tested in the Tri-Cities as early as next year if funding can be arranged to support the program. And on Sunday Dec. 8, the community is invited to take part in the I am Someone Walk to End Bullying to help […]

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Walk to end bullying set for Dec. 8 in Port Coquitlam

The I Am Someone Walk to End Bullying returns to Port Coquitlam on Sunday, Dec. 8 for a second year, bringing together the local and regional community to raise awareness and funds, and show support for anti-bullying resources and on-going community education. Children, teens, adults, and pets (on leashes) are invited to join friends and […]

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I am Someone Walk attracts supporters of program to support youth

Wearing pink and carrying pink umbrellas, more than 100 people turned out for the I am Someone Walk to End Bullying in Port Coquitlam on Sunday, Dec. 8. The event was held to raise funds for a texting program that links bullied kids with resources and counsellors. According to Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore, the program could […]

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Walk to End Bullying draws a crowd

When Gary Mauris saw Amanda Todd’s viral YouTube video, it made him think about the cyber dangers facing his teen daughter’s generation, and he knew he had to do something. About 150 people, including many high schoolers, marched through a small stretch of Port Coquitlam on Sunday afternoon as part of the Walk to End […]

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Army decked out in pink marches against bullying

When Gary Mauris saw Amanda Todd’s viral YouTube video, it made him think about the cyber dangers facing his teen daughter’s generation, and he knew he had to do something. About 150 people, including many high schoolers, marched through a small stretch of Port Coquitlam Sunday afternoon as part of Mauris’s non-profit society’s I Am […]

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