Before we can change behaviour, we need to raise awareness. We need to change attitudes. We are working with youth and communities to raise awareness and change attitudes towards bullying and cyberbullying behaviour. Actions in this area heighten awareness of bullying and cyberbullying behaviour.
|Public Awareness and Education|
|Launch the Unlike Cyberbullying campaign - unlikecyberbullying.ca|
|Deliver an annual conference on bullying and cyberbullying|
|Develop and maintain an anti-bullying website and social media platforms|
|Establish a Nova Scotia standard for evidence-based curriculum resources|
|Provide program grants to allow schools to access and implement approved curriculum resources|
|Promote cultural competency by providing professional development opportunities for teachers on meeting the educational needs of African Nova Scotian, First Nations, and immigrant learners|
|Develop a mental health unit for Healthy Living–9 curriculum and support teacher training|
|Revise curriculum for Health Education Primary–6 and Healthy Living 7–9|
|Create and identify resources to support the implementation of curriculum changes|
|Provide learning opportunities for educators, community leaders, and youth, including highlighting the topic of bullying as part of the province’s annual Crime Prevention Symposium|
|Update the Guide for Girls publication to include online safety for girls|
* Solid green circles indicate when new actions will start. Open blue circles indicate the expansion of existing actions. This is a multi-year action plan and actions are on-going throughout.