For many kids, the cost of bullying is high. For North Vancouver teen Nimrat Mann, it almost cost her her life. In Grade 8, a Grade 10 girl began singling Nimrat out, punching her, biting her, calling her names, and pulling her hair. Once the girl’s friends got involved, things got worse. Once they took it online, it got unavoidable.
“One in three adolescent students report having been bullied recently, according to the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and cyber bullying is on the rise,” Mark Koop, Executive Director of Youth Unlimited said in a press release. “The impact of being bullied can be traumatic and persistent. Victims often skip school and their grades and interests