Stop Bullying Now
"The purpose of this video is to unite us all in this common message that we will not tolerate the victimization of anyone of our peers and friends. We will not stand by while those that are vulnerable are victimized. We will stand together when we do that and we will be proud,"
Chief Bill Blair.
After seeing the San Francisco Police Department's video, It Gets Better, which raised the bar for police organizations demonstrating their support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) members, the Service's LBGT Internal Support Network partnered with Martin Blake of Video Services to create a TPS anti-bullying video, "Together We Can Make It Better: Stop. Bullying. Now."
Several Toronto Police Service (TPS) uniformed and civilian members offer their personal experiences with bullying and victimization, the root causes and the role of social media in bullying, coping and alleviation strategies for victims as well as the myriad school, community and police resources available.
The video was released in partnership with York Memorial Collegiate at the school's fourth annual International Day of Pink celebration on April 10, 2013.