THUNDER BAY – Lakehead Public Schools and a number of community partners gathered at Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute on Monday, November 18 to recognize Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario and to launch a new resource for witnesses to report incidents of bullying.
In addition to the launch of the Lakehead Public Schools Safe Schools App, the following additional information will be shared as we observe Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario:
- We Stand Up 2014
- High School Student Crime Stoppers Program
- Examples of bullying prevention activities at Lakehead Public Schools
The move to protect students from bullying is designed to ensure that students at the Lakehead Board of Education schools have the opportunity to learn in a safer environment. The Anti-Bullying App offers an easy way for students to access needed information on school safety.
The Lakehead Public Schools Safe Schools App, available for free download from the Itunes Store and on the Lakehead Public Schools website, will be officially launched on Monday, November 18. The app was designed by Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute student Phil Bystrican.
Phil Bystrican is a grade 12 IB Student at Churchill who has a passion for all things technology related.
Phil Bystrican Apps is an iOS application development and design business based out of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The company was founded by Bystrican in 2010 with the app Pitch Counter Pro, and has since grown to include 8 other apps such as Pitch Speed, and Hockey Shot Counter.
“A couple of our apps have been featured as #1 in the ‘What’s Hot’ section of the Apple App Store. We believe the most important aspects of an app are simplicity and a design that is intuitive and functional. “Simplicity and functionality are key, everything else is optional.©”.
Bystrician was the winner of the 2012 Enter the Den High School Entrepreneurship competition that was put together to help foster entrepreneurship in Thunder Bay. The Thunder Bay Ventures sponsored event has been running for four years.