Safe & Accepting Schools


Bullying Prevention and Intervention

The DSBN recognizes that bullying adversely affects a student’s well-being and ability to learn, the school climate, including healthy relationships; and bullying, including cyber-bullying, is a serious issue and is not acceptable in the school environment (including virtual), in a school-related activity, or in any other circumstances that will have an impact on the school climate.

Through consultation with students, staff, parents/families, and community partners, the DSBN has developed a comprehensive Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan which guides the board’s bullying awareness, prevention, and intervention strategies. The DSBN’s Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan is aligned with and supports Policy G-29- Safe and Accepting Schools: Bullying Prevention and Intervention.

Resources for Families

FAQs: Please see below for responses to frequently asked questions about bullying.

What is bullying?

What are common types of bullying?

What is the difference between Conflict and Bullying?

What are signs my child may be experiencing bullying?

What are signs my child may be bullying others?

How can I as a parent/guardian/caregiver report bullying to my child’s school?

What can I expect from my child’s school following a serious incident of bullying?

Resources for parents/families:

Conflict vs Bullying: What is the difference?

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Information to share and discuss with your child

Stop Bullying: What Kids Can Do

  • Provides information on what students can do if they are being bullied, witness bullying, and what they can do to keep themselves and others safe from bullying.
Family Internet Agreement
  • The Family Internet Agreement helps parents to create a family online safety agreement.

 

Information for Parents/Caregivers/Guardians


Preventing Bullying: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

  • Provides tips for the following situations: if my child is being bullied; if my child is engaging in bullying behaviour; and if my child is witnessing bullying

How to Encourage Empathy

 

  • Information on how to encourage empathy, how to help a child make amends, and how to empower a child with kindness and positive activities
 Parent Internet Guide
  • TheParent Internet Guide provides parents with answers to the question: What should parents know about cyberviolence and cyberbullying?
Cyber Safety-Parent Tip Sheet
  • The Cyber Safety-Parent Tip Sheet is available in 20 languages for use by school leaders and parents/guardians.