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Teachers play a key role in fostering healthy relationships and promoting a safe positive school environment. Learn about Halton Region's resources for creating safe positive environments for students.

Teachers and school staff play a key role in supporting healthy relationships and promoting a safe positive school environment. When teachers promote healthy relationships where students feel accepted and experience a sense of belonging, bullying can be prevented. Providing curriculum supports, supportive social and physical environments, and resources for students can promote healthy relationships and reduce the number of bullying incidences. Halton Region provides teachers/school staff with the following resources to help create safe, positive environments for students.

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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 of 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)
      Designed to make young teenagers aware of the consequences of credit card fraud, software piracy and bullying.

Elementary & secondary

  • Drawing the Line (external link)
    Lesson plans that draw from Ontario curriculum expectations aimed at developing students’ ability to spot the signs of sexual violence and to step up and help. Free online modules, webinars, and fee-for-service workshops are also available for educators.
  • Halton Catholic District School Board Bullying Prevention (external link)
    Information and resources on bullying prevention.
  • Halton District School Board Bullying Prevention (external link)
    Information and resources on bullying prevention.
  • Kids in the Know (external link)
    Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s interactive safety education program, which builds resiliency skills and reduces students’ likelihood of victimization in the online and offline world. Student activity books are available for free download, lesson plans are available for purchase.
  • Media Smarts Classroom Resources to Counter Cyberbullying (external link)
    Free lesson plans from Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy, including:
    • Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity (Grades 5-6)
    • Understanding Cyberbullying - Virtual vs. Physical Worlds (Grades 7-8)
    • Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 7-8)
    • Cyberbullying and Civic Participation (Grades 7-8)
    • Promoting Ethical Online Behaviour (Grades 7-9)
    • Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 9-12)
  • Safe@School (external link)
    A multi-faceted bullying prevention project that includes resources and an online teacher training module designed to benefit teachers, students, parents and school communities.

Elementary

  • 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.

Elementary & secondary

Elementary

  • 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.

Elementary & secondary

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