Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. Research shows that the best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts.
Parents, school staff, and other caring adults all have a role to play in preventing bullying by:
- Helping children to understand bullying. Talking about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Telling children bullying is unacceptable. Making sure children know how to get help.
- Keeping the lines of communication open. Checking in with children often. Listen to them. Know their friends, ask about school, and understand their concerns.
- Encouraging children to do what they love. Special activities, interests, and hobbies can boost confidence, help children make friends, and protect them from bullying behaviour.
- Model how to treat others with kindness and respect.
Is it bullying?
Types of bullying