Safe and Accepting Schools

    All those who work with students in Nova Scotia schools want children and youth to be safe.

    As a teacher, a principal, or school support staff, you have a strong influence in the lives of students.

    • You help create the culture of the school community.
    • Your support is vital to bring about change.

    In Nova Scotia schools, all staff work together to promote a safe and positive learning environment.

    You have a duty to report incidents of severely disruptive behaviour.

    Schools must respond to such incidents. This includes bullying and cyberbullying.

    It is important for youth to know where to turn if they face crisis.

    • They need to know they can and should reach out to a family member, friend, teacher, or health care professional. 
    • Resources are available to help. You can help students connect with these resources if they need them.