In front of the students at the Estevan Comprehensive school, Tad Milmine a police officer in Calgary gave a very moving speech about anti-bullying.
He told of his upbringing in an abusive home, but to make matters worse it was compounded by years of bullying at school as well.
He is now a strong man standing up in front of a crowd of teenagers telling them about the consequences of bullying. And not only does he tell his story, but he tells of the impact the life of Jamie Hubley had on him.
‘Bullying Ends Here’ was created after the suicide of Jamie HUBLEY who was relentlessly bullied for years. This educational program picks up the message that Jamie worked hard to spread, the message of acceptance and understanding.
‘Bullying Ends Here’ is a one hour presentation for youth or adults and aimed at all forms of bullying including cyberbullying. ‘Bullying Ends Here’ is requested around the world for its award winning presentation and proven results to not only change lives, but save them!
Make sure you check out the website Welcome to Bullying Ends Here - Bullying Ends Here to hear Tad speak as well as his story. And how you can be apart of ‘Bullying Ends Here.’
Marlo Prtichard is the Chief of Police in Weyburn, he played a huge part in bringing Tad to Estevan.
“I heard of him as he is a police officer from Calgary, and I heard he had a very powerful presentation. And so I did a little research, picked up the phone and talked to him. And he was more than willing to come down here.”
So Marlo reached out to Police Chief Paul Ladouceur and the School District and everything was set into motion.
“The history behind this, is the school division was looking for something different for the schools. Conversations with myself and Director Lynn Little had on sexting and bullying this year. And we will see where it goes.”
It was a very emotional morning, but I recommend listening to Tad to get a bit of perspective on the challenges our teenagers are facing. It opened my eyes to all the resources available out in the community.