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In the wake of the tragic suicide of 15 year old bullied student Amanda Todd, the President of the BC Teachers Federation says it's not good enough to simply intervene when there is a bullying problem.
Susan Lambert says bullying needs to be stopped from happening altogether.
"It's not a matter of trying to identify bullies. What we have to do is stop the creation or the permission for that kind of behavior to develop."
Lambert says she'd like the province's E.R.A.S.E. Bullying program to focus on eradicating the problem by looking at the causes, rather than stop it once it starts.
E.R.A.S.E. stands for "expect respect and a safe education."
It includes training for educators on identifying and dealing with bullying.