The Halifax Regional School Board is committed to ensuring that every school is a safe place to learn and succeed. The commitment to this goal is put into action through our policies, procedures, staff development and school supports.
Safe Schools, a division of the School Administration Department, offers training, resources and individual support to assist schools in achieving this goal.
By school request, Safe Schools:
- Provides workshops to staff, parents/guardians and other members of the school community on topics related to building peaceful school environments.
- Provides student workshops on building healthy positive relationships, managing conflict effectively, cyberbullying safety and awareness, empowering the bystander and promoting skills related to social emotional development.
- Researches resources for schools and conducts teacher professional development around promoting positive school climates and other safe schools issues.
- Provides individual support to find peaceful solutions to conflict.
Bullying is a serious problem that has negative effects on both the bullies and their victims. Unlike isolated conflicts between individuals, bullying occurs when a student or group of students targets an individual
repeatedly over time, using physical or psychological aggression
to dominate the victim.
Bullying differs from normal childhood conflict in that:
- it happens over and over again
- it’s an unfair match
- someone gets hurt
Every reasonable effort is made to protect students from intimidation, physical violence or threats. Our schools collect, track and report incidents of violence, physical threats, and acts of racism.
For more information on bullying, click here.
Bullying LinksBullying in a Technology-Rich World
You can help the healing.
A Guide for Parents/Guardians
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Department of Education Anti-Bullying Videos
The Nova Scotia Department of Education has created a series of four webcasts that are intended to help clarify, update and define the role of all school staff in reporting incidents of severely disruptive behaviour, and of principals in dealing with it.
Click here to view the webcasts.
More Helpful LinksWhat can a parent/guardian do to keep their child safe on the Internet?
A Role for Parents/Guardians
A Role for Students