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Feb. 17, 2017

Feb. 17, 2017
For Immediate Release

Waterloo – Feb. 22 marks Pink Shirt Day, where everyone is encouraged to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on stories relating to Pink Shirt Day and the effects of bullying and cyberbullying.

Danielle Law, assistant professor in Laurier’s Youth and Children’s Studies and Psychology programs, is an expert on cyberbullying and responsible Internet use. Law’s research examines how children and adolescents develop cognitively and socio-emotionally as they interact and socialize using various technologies. Contact information: 519-756-8228 x5552 or dlaw@wlu.ca.

Michael Woodford, associate professor in Laurier’s Faculty of Social Work, is an expert on bullying and discrimination targeting LGBTQ youth. Woodford’s research explores the nature of LGBTQ bullying and its consequences in terms of mental health, physical health and academic engagement and success. Contact information: (cell) 519-998-4514 or mwoodford@wlu.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca

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