Bullying and cyberbullying are real issues that many children and youth are faced with today. As a school we are working very hard to address these issues and to educate students on the importance of building healthy and positive relationships and being good digital citizens. The provincial government is also working hard to provide supports to schools, families and our children and youth so that we can all work together to address these issues.
There are two new resources that have been recently developed to provide parents/guardians with more information on these topics. One is a new website http://antibullying.novascotia.ca/ that contains a wealth of information on issues related to bullying and cyberbullying. The second resource is a booklet, Bullying & Cyberbullying – What We Need to Know: a reference for parents and guardians. We have been provided with copies of this booklet to distribute to each student on behalf of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. If you haven’t received a copy, please check with your child or contact us at the school.
As educators and parents we want every child to feel safe at school and for them to know they always have someone they can go to if they feel they are being bullied or cyberbullied. If you believe your child is experiencing or involved in bullying or cyberbullying behaviour at school, or if their school life is being affected by this behaviour, please contact us so we can work together to address your concerns.