Smithers Secondary School students Georgia Anderson, Shaelyn Radu and Meghan Newberry win the Telus WISE End Cyberbullying video contest and $1,500 each for the winners and the school. Their video ended with the theme “delete negativity.” (Contributed photo)

Smithers Secondary School students Georgia Anderson, Shaelyn Radu and Meghan Newberry win the Telus WISE End Cyberbullying video contest and $1,500 each for the winners and the school. Their video ended with the theme “delete negativity.” (Contributed photo)

Smithers students delete negativity

Smithers Secondary School students win national video contest aimed at ending cyberbullying.

On Pink Shirt Day, it’s comforting to know that teens in Smithers know how to make their voices heard and stand up to bullying.

Smithers Secondary School students Georgia Anderson, Shaelyn Radu and Meghan Newberry won the Telus WISE End Cyberbullying video contest and $1,500 each for the winners and the school.

According to stats shared by Telus, in the past four weeks 42 per cent of Canadian youth have been cyberbullied and 60 per cent of Canadian youth witnessed others being cyberbullied.

The Smithers students’ video ended with the theme “delete negativity.”

Now a movement celebrated across the globe, Pink Shirt Day has humble beginnings inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia. Read more at pinkshirtday.ca.