Shadow Education Minister Jamie Halcro Johnston is highlighting the BIG Anti-Bullying Assembly which is taking place in primary schools across the United Kingdom on Monday 28th September.
The online Assembly, which is being hosted by a star-studded cast of young celebrities, is being supported by antibullyingpro.com from The Diana Award, an online resource centre for young people, parents and educators.
Jamie Halcro Johnston said: “It is a grim fact that the lives of too many young people are scarred by the experience of being bullied.
“What should be a happy time in their lives is made one of anxiety and sadness because of unkindness and spiteful behaviour, and I know this can also be enormously upsetting for parents, friends and carers.
“However there is help at hand from people who are passionate about promoting an anti-bullying culture and communities of kindness.
“And it is good to know that they have come together to facilitate the BIG Anti-Bullying Assembly which seeks to address this issue and get the message across in a way which will resonate with young people.”
Mr Halcro Johnston, a Highlands and Islands MSP, added: “I very much hope that as many primary schools as possible will take part on the 28th, here in my region, and across the country.
“Talking about bullying as a school community is one of the best ways we can together stand up to bullying.”