Ridge Respect Mission Statement
Bullying Information for Students
Bullying can be defined as repeated and systematic harassment and attacks on others. Bullying can be perpetrated by individuals or groups. Bullying takes many forms, and can include may different behaviours, such as:
- physical violence and attacks
- verbal taunts, name-calling and put-downs
- threats and intimidation
- extortion or stealing of money and possessions
- exclusion from the peer group
Cyberbullying is any harassment that occurs via the Internet. Vicious forum posts, name calling in chat rooms, posting fake profiles on web sites, and mean or cruel email messages are all ways of cyberbullying.
Where can I get help?
The first step is to talk to someone...your parents, a teacher, your guidance counsellor, a friend YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
*** Bullying Prevention Ideas for the Classroom ***
If you're looking to introduce bullying as a topic of class discussion, check out the Stop Bullying Comic Challenge! These bullying prevention activities will give your students a new and creative way to think about an issue that affects all of them but that they're not always excited to talk about.
The activities cover a wide range of bullying scenarios, and it's up to students to show how they would resolve them.
At the end of March, an anthology featuring 20 favourite student comics will be created - a downloadable bullying prevention comic book, for students and by students!
To enter your class in the Comic Challenge:
- assign one of our bullying prevention activities
- add finished comics to your class gallery
- share your gallery with parents and other classrooms by making it publicly viewable