Bullying isn’t just a child’s issue; it’s a school and community issue, and must be addressed with a school and community solution. Everyone has a role to play in supporting students and preventing incidents like bullying.

What is bullying?

Simply put, bullying is a pattern of unwelcome or aggressive behaviour, often with the goal of making others uncomfortable, scared or hurt. It’s almost always used as a way of having control or power over their target, and it is often based on another person’s appearance, culture, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.

There are some really great websites with lots of helpful information about bullying. 

Check these out:

http://www.erasebullying.ca/ is the BC provincial website to report bullying. On this website you can find info for teens and parents about physical, verbal, social-emotional, and cyber bullying.

http://www.thebullyproject.com/ This website was developed to support the movie, Bully. Check it out for tools and resources, to see the film's trailer, and to learn more about the project. 

http://www.prevnet.ca/ PREVNet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. It is the first of its kind in this country and a world leader in bullying prevention. Through education, research, training and policy change, PREVNet aims to stop the violence caused by bullying - so every child can grow up happy, healthy and safe.