Vision: Fostering Safe Schools and Preventing Bullying

Every child deserves an education free from discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation and violence. The ERASE (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) Bullying strategy is part of the Province of British Columbia’s efforts to personalize learning and supports for all students.

ERASE Bullying builds on the Province’s Safe, Caring and Orderly Schools Strategy (2004), which focussed on creating schools where students are free from harm, where clear expectations of acceptable behaviour are held for all members of the school community, and where there is a sense of connectedness. ERASE Bullying will help ensure every child feels safe, accepted and respected, regardless of their gender, race, culture, religion or sexual orientation.

ERASE Bullying also builds on effective programs already in place and will ensure there are consistent policies and practices across all 60 school districts, backed by strong community partnerships and support.

ERASE Bullying

ERASE Bullying (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) is a comprehensive prevention and intervention strategy that will make B.C. a leader in addressing bullying and harmful behaviours.

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Everybody has a role to play

Bullying has a serious effect on children and youth, and must be dealt with. Preventing or dealing with bullying isn’t the responsibility of just one person – it takes a whole community approach. What’s important is that you understand what your role is, and how you can link with other supporters to help.

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Resources

There are several resources on policies that continue to guide schools in their effort to create a positive, caring and safe school culture for their students. There are also several pieces of legislation that impact the development of school policies, procedures and practices that help create safe school cultures and prevent bullying and violence.

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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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