November 20th, 2022
In the WRDSB, we are committed to fostering a school culture that is safe, respectful and prioritizes the inclusion of all. We remain steadfast in our commitment to the safety and well-being of all of our students.
To help us in our work to promote safe schools and positive learning environments, Ontario has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday of November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. This year, Bullying Awareness Week begins on the same day as the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 20-26, 2022 – Ontario students, school staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effects on student learning, well-being and sense of belonging.
Forms Of Bullying Can Include:
Physical: Hitting, shoving, damaging or stealing property.
Verbal: Name calling, mocking, making sexist, racist or homophobic comments.
Social: Spreading gossip, rumours or excluding others from a group.
Written: Writing notes and signs that are hurtful or insulting.
Electronic or cyberbullying: Spreading rumours or hurtful comments using email, text messages and social media.
For more information on Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, including school procedures, visit the Ontario Government’s website.
- Bullying Awareness and Prevention Q&As
- Bullying: We Can All Help to Stop It
- Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – Ministry of Education
- Safe Schools: Where Can I Go to Learn More? – Ministry of Education
- Fact Sheet on Bullying of LGBTQ2SIA+ Youth – PREVNet
- Supporting Your Gender Diverse Child – Ministry of Education
- What Parents need to know – PREVNet
- Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention – Canadian Red Cross
- Parent Resource Bullying-Prevention and Awareness
- Cyber Bullying Parent Guide – Senate of Canada
- Safe Caring and Inclusive Schools (SCIS)
- Bullying Prevention and Intervention