You can help your child understand that bullying is not acceptable and that they can make a difference by reporting it to an adult.
It takes courage to report.
- Talk about how reporting is not done not to cause trouble, but to protect everyone.
- Reporting is an important step in solving the problem.
You should know that in Nova Scotia all school support staff have a duty to report known incidents of severely disruptive behaviour.
This includes bullying and cyberbullying.
- Principals have a duty to investigate.
- They have a duty to deal with all known incidents.
- This includes incidents that happen off school grounds or after school hours if there is impact on students and/or the learning climate of the school.
- If a principal feels a student’s well-being has been endangered, they notify the parents or guardians of all students involved.