Bullying and intimidation occurs often in schools. it exists when a student with more power (either physical power or social power) tries to control the behavior of a less powerful student. These acts of bullying between people are regrettable and the Administration is interested in seeing them stop. Bullying is often a silent almost invisible act so we need the bullied victim or anyone who might see this happening to alert the Administration. The Administrators have a lot of experience dealing with bullying and it almost always ends with the intervention of the school. Please notify a teacher or the Administration if you are a victim of bullying or know that it’s going on. The Administration is most interested in seeing it stop by educating the bullies, the emphasis here is not on punishment or consequences.

The following links are to help Parents to help their children deal with bullies.

It happens every day in schools, malls, on the Internet and cell phones across Canada. Bullying. One in five Canadian youth report being bullied regularly.

But you can help. When a friend steps in, bullying stops half the time in 10 seconds or less. It’s pretty simple. When you see bullying, don’t just stand by. Instead, stand up. Look here for some ways that you can be the one to help stop bullying.

ERASE Bullying: 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.

CyberSafe: This collection of short videos, hosted by computer guru Steve Dotto, demonstrates how kids use the Internet and explains the responsibilities of being an effective parent in the Digital Age.

LearnNowBC: Online Safety

Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention: Red Cross Learning

Internet Safety Tips for Parents: There are steps parents can take to protect their children who use the Internet. Some are listed below:

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sco/resourcedocs/internet_safe/internet_safe.pdf

Call it Safe: A parent guide for dealing with harassment and intimidation in secondary schools

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