Bullying Prevention

The following resource has been developed to provide you with valuable information and programs that can improve the health of the children and youth at your school. The resource has been developed based on three components of the Ministry of Education's Foundations for a Healthy School framework (external link): Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Social and Physical Environments; and Home, School and Community Partnerships. For information on student leadership and engagement strategies, please visit our Youth Engagement pages.

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Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Elementary

  • Connect[ED] – Ophea (external link) (for grades 4-6)
    A free online resource designed to help students develop safe and healthy online behaviours, such as netiquette, security, personal privacy, and relationships. It also teaches students how to recognize and manage cyberbullying.
  • Cybercops - Ophea (external link)
    Teaches students in Grades 7 and 8 about the risks and safety issues surrounding the Internet and helps them recognize and respond to these situations.
    • Mirror Image (external link) (for grade 7 students)
      Introduces students to three criminal behaviours – cyberstalking, Internet luring and child pornography.
    • Air Dogs (external link) (for Grade 8 students)
      Is designed to make young teenagers aware of the consequences surrounding credit card fraud, software piracy and bullying.
  • Halton Regional Police Services (external link)
    The Halton Regional Police Service Education Services Unit provides safety awareness and education programs to youth from Kindergarten to Grade 8 in the Halton District Public and Halton District Catholic School Boards.
  • Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (P.A.L.S.)
    Peer-led playground leadership program that encourages all children to participate in activities regardless of their gender, size, or ability.
  • Safe@School (external link)
    A multi-faceted bullying prevention project which includes resources and an on-line teacher training module designed to benefit teachers, students, parents, and school communities.

Elementary & Secondary

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Social and Physical Environments

Elementary

  • Bullying: We Can All Help Stop It (external link)
    A guide for parents of Elementary and Secondary school students.
  • Peers Running Organized Play Stations (PROPS)
    A program that encourages children to use their time productively in the school yard by helping them learn new and traditional games. In doing these activities, students are more likely to be active and less likely to engage in bullying behaviour on the playground.
  • Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (P.A.L.S.)
    P.A.L.S. is a peer-led playground leadership program that encourages all children to participate in activities regardless of their gender, size, or ability.
     

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Home, School and Community Partnerships

Elementary

Elementary & Secondary

  • Canadian Mental Health Association (external link)
    An organization which provides resources and information on a variety of mental health issues. Bullying resources are available through the Mental Health Resource Library accessible from this site.
  • Halton Multicultural Council (external link)
    A volunteer run council with members representing a number of cultural groups that provides social programs to the community. School Host Program is a free service offered to schools across Halton Region aiming to help integrate children who are new to Canada.
  • Halton Regional Police Services (external link)
    Programs for youth, for example, PEACE, and ‘Give Respect Get Respect”
  • Lions Quest Canada (external link)
    A registered charitable organization dedicated to fostering positive youth development by producing and disseminating effective tools to empower and unite caring adults in all aspects of young people's lives.
  • Our Kids Network (external link)
    A community based initiative that can assist with coordinating and providing services, resources and support for families, schools and the community.
  • Red Cross (external link) 
    Programs to promote healthier relationships and safer communities through education and partnerships.
  • Roots of Empathy (external link)
    An evidence-based classroom program that reduces levels of aggression among school children by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.

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