FREDERICTON -- The New Brunswick government has hired two co-ordinators to oversee bullying awareness and prevention efforts in the province's schools.

Education Minister Jody Carr says there will be one co-ordinator for the English school system and one for French schools.

In a statement, Carr says they will help organize and manage anti-bullying activities in public schools.

He says he encourages students, staff and parents to talk about what can be done to prevent and reduce bullying.