Bullying Awareness Week

November 16-22, 2014

Bullying prevention through education and awareness.

Ontario has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday of November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment.

Theme: “Stand Up! (to bullying)”
Bullying Awareness Week is supported by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and has now been adopted in many countries beyond Canada.

It’s an opportunity for people at the grassroots level in communities around the world to get involved in this issue, not by waiting for “someone else” to do something, but rather for us to work together on preventing bullying in our schools and communities through education and awareness.
During Bullying Awareness Week Ontario students, school staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being.

Bullying is defined as a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.

Band together to beat bullying
BeatBullying’s mission is to make bullying unacceptable – for everyone, everywhere – and we need your help to make this happen.
Get involved during Anti-Bullying Week 2014: join together as a school or a class, or even take action as an individual. We’ve got lots of ideas on this website for what you can do.

If you’re a young person aged from 11-17, you can get help right now on BeatBullying.org. Talk to young people who have experienced the same issues or get specialist advice from our online counsellors.