Bullying isn’t just a child’s issue; it’s a school and community issue, and must be addressed with a school and community solution.

Everyone has a role to play in promoting positive mental health and wellness, supporting students, positive social behaviour and preventing incidents like bullying. There needs to be an integrated approach to prevent, address and/or reduce bullying, by developing the right partnerships with schools, parents, community and police.

Students who feel safe and are free to develop in healthy ways are far less likely to be involved in inappropriate activities. Students who are learning and thriving take pride in themselves, their school, their accomplishments and the accomplishments of those they are connected to.

Setting a positive school climate and culture will help set the tone for a child’s learning. To do this, staff, parents and community must model behaviour and attitudes that are positive, respectful, fair and caring. This means creating a school climate that is equitable, inclusive, diverse, tolerant, respectful and accepting. By doing this, we will move towards reaching our goal of making B.C.’s schools the most inclusive in the world.

The 3 Cs

Connectedness

Involves levels of communication and caring that create feelings of being valued, respected and wanted. School connectedness is the belief of students that adults and peers in the school care about their learning and about them as individuals, and it’s a very important protective factor.

Climate

Is the quality and character of school life with a focus on the quality of the relationships within the school community – between and among students and adults. A positive school climate is one necessary component of creating an effective, successful and sustainable school.

Culture

Can really be described as “the way we do things”. It is the shared beliefs, values and priorities of people within a school community – teachers, parents, students, school administrators, community partners and beyond. It’s not about religion, race or socio-economic status.

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Factors that Increase Connectedness

Adult
Support

Positive
Peer Group

Commitment to
Education

School
Environment

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What can parents do?

Find out what actions you as a parent can take, at home and at school, to help your child feel more connected to his or her school.

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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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