Bully Hotline available by phone, email and text

As part of Bullying Awareness Week, Halifax Regional Police would like to remind kids, parents and teachers that they can contact the Bully Hotline by text and email messages in addition to phone calls.

Citizens who need advice about bullying issues or just need to talk about a bullying situation may call 490-SAVE (7283), text 233-SAVE (7283) or email bullyhotline@halifax.ca.

The Bully Hotline is answered from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily by a Halifax Regional Police School Response Officer.

The Bully Hotline was established in 1999 to serve as a resource for kids, parents and teachers alike as they are confronted with bullying issues. Halifax Regional Police salutes Bell Aliant for helping to establish this important resource in our community and providing collateral materials to promote the Bully Hotline over the past eleven years.

This service is required because bullying continues to be a reality. The Bully Hotline is used countless times throughout the year and has received thousands of calls over the last decade, says Supt. Don Spicer, HRM’s Public Safety Officer.

Citizens can obtain more information about the Bully Hotline and get tips for dealing with bullying situations on the HRP website at www.halifax.ca/Police or by becoming a fan of Halifax Regional Police on Facebook.

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