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Anti-Bullying

What is Bullying?

Bullying is typically a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause fear and distress and/or harm to another person's body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.

Bullying is a dynamic of unhealthy interaction that can take many forms. It can be: physical (e.g., hitting, pushing, tripping, etc.), verbal (e.g., name calling, mocking, or making sexist, racist or homophobic comments), social (e.g., excluding others from a group, spreading gossip or rumours), and or through the use of technology (e.g., cyberbullying, spreading rumours, images or hurtful comments through the use of e-mail, cell phones, text messaging, internet websites, or other technology.

What Can Parents Do?

  • Communicate with your children about the problem - find out if they are experiencing or witnessing bullying at school and in the community.
  • Communicate with your child's school. Keep in regular contact with the school and work on solutions together, involving your child as appropriate.
  • Help your child with strategies. Teach your child assertiveness skills and problem solving skills. Encourage your child to be an active bystander.
  • Encourage your child to seek support from trusted friends and adults, and to report incidents at school.
  • Build your child's self-esteem and self-confidence. Provide opportunities for positive socializing, and encourage participation in activities your child enjoys. Help your child to see his/her own strengths.

What Can Students Do?

  • Make friends who will stand up for you and stand by you.
  • Talk to a friend or adult for support.
  • Practice responses to bullying at home.
  • Practice showing confidence, using a firm voice, making eye contact, standing up tall.
  • Stay in the sight of an adult.
  • Have a plan for dealing with bullying (e.g., walk away, report, stand up for yourself.)
  • Be an active bystander - stick up for others who are being bullied.
  • Remember that reporting is not tattling. It is the right thing to do to help someone who may be hurt.
  • Offer support to students who are targets of bullying, let them know that you think it is wrong and you do not agree with it.
  • Use power in numbers. Sticking with a group provides safety and support. Standing up against bullying together is easier than standing alone.

What Can Schools Do?

  • Ongoing education for staff, children and parents about bullying prevention.
  • Provide a safe environment through good supervision, clear rules and consequences for bullying behaviour, open communication and problem solving with students, staff and parents.
  • Provide a positive and inclusive school climate.
  • Work collaboratively with community agencies to promote bullying awareness and intervention.
  • Hold restorative Justice Circle meetings, to repair the harm caused by bullying incidents.
  • Provide short term counselling through Student Support Services (e.g., Social worker, Child and Youth Worker.)

How to Be An Active Bystander

  • Call attention to a situation: Hey! What's going on?
  • Offer help: Is there something I/we can do?
  • Express disapproval: Stop that!
  • Recruit allies. Make suggestions for what other bystanders might do: You go get help and I will stay here.
  • Stop negative bystanders: When you laugh, you encourage them.
  • Support the target: Do you want them to stop that?
  • Raise the target's spirits: I am sorry this happened or, that they did that.
  • Support individuals in non-harmful action: Could I help you figure this out?

Important Resources

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Raz-Kids

Online access to Raz-Kids reading program. Please login to the site with the information sent home by your child(ren)'s classroom teacher(s)

Sumdog

Online access to Sumdog math games program. Please login to the site with the information sent home by your child(ren)'s classroom teacher(s)

ABCya

Online access to free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web

PBSkids

Online access to PBSkids games

Discovery Kids

Online access to Discovery Kids educational games and research

FunBrain

Online access to free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.