What can I do to help?

Addressing the signs of bullying before the behaviour gets worse is the key to creating a safe school and making our children feel safe. Parents play a pivotal role in teaching their children how to be caring, deal with angry feelings, and stand up for themselves without being aggressive. Parents also need to model the behaviour they are teaching – creating a safe and caring home is equally important.

If your child does not want to open up to you, encourage them to find someone they trust, or help them find a safe way to report the bullying.

Talk to your child

Knowing how to talk to your child about bullying will help you begin the conversation. This isn’t an easy conversation to have, but is it important to have it, and support them through it.

If your child is being bullied

If you think your child is being bullied at school or in the community, you need to address it safely and adequately. Here are some tips to help you start the conversation:

If your child is a bully

If you suspect or have been told that your child is bullying others, you need to take it seriously and address the situation in a calm, open-minded manner.

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Take Action

Once you have the conversation with your child about bullying, you need to decide how you can help. Intervention is vital.

Strategies for your child

How to talk to the school

Setting a good example

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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:



Resources for Parents

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Resources for Youth

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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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