Halifax Regional Police announced Thursday they were expanding its bully hotline to include e-mail and text capabilities.

 

Working in partnership with Bell Aliant, police say anyone seeking advice or somebody to talk to about bullying issues can call 490-7283, plus now text 233-7283 (SAVE) or e-mail bullyhotline@halifax.ca.

 

The hotline was established in 1999 as a resource for kids, parents and teachers faced with bullying issues. A HRP school response officer answers it 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

 

“The bully hotline is used countless times throughout the year and has received thousands of calls over the last decade,” HRM’s Public Safety Officer Supt. Don Spicer said in a release.

“We are pleased to mark the 10th anniversary by adding features that make the bully hotline more accessible, particularly to our youth.”