Children who are bullied

may exhibit some of these risk factors:

  • Perceived as being different from their peers, like being over or underweight, being new to a school, wearing clothes that are different or aren’t what kids consider "cool";
  • Perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves;
  • Depressed, anxious or have low self-esteem;
  • Less popular than others and have fewer friends;
  • Have overprotective or restrictive parents.

Children who bully

often experience power and aggression from those close to them, and learn to use this to control others. They may have:

  • Parents who show power and aggression by yelling, hitting or rejecting the child;
  • Parents who show power and aggression with each other;
  • Siblings who may bully the child at home;
  • Friends who bully and are aggressive;
  • Trouble standing up to peer pressure;
  • Teachers or coaches who show power and aggression by yelling, excluding, etc.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or of hurting yourself or others, please reach out immediately for help. Call 9-1-1 (or your local police or authority, if you do not have 9-1-1) or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

If you are being bullied, feeling alone or just need to talk to someone who will listen, please reach out to a trained volunteer or professional:



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Thank you for stopping by to check out the ERASE Bullying online reporting tool. This tool is accessible through computers and smart phones, and will allow students, parents or other witnesses to report bullying or other threatening behaviour, anytime and anywhere.

The online reporting tool has just been developed and is in the final stages of testing.

If you need help, please reach out to someone you trust, like a parent, friend or teacher. Or, you can reach out to someone who doesn’t know you for support. There is a list of youth-oriented support lines and websites on this site just for you.

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