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National Bullying Prevention & Intervention Week

November 17th, 2020 Resources

November 16-20, 2020 is National Bullying Prevention and Intervention Week. According to the Promoting Relationships & Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet), bullying affects the majority of young people; in an average classroom of 35 children, 4-6 children are bullying others or being bullied, with many others witnessing these harmful acts (PREVNet, 2020). The effects of bullying are serious and have both short- and long-term impacts on young people who bully and are bullied, including poorer academic performance, mental health challenges, and a greater likelihood of engaging in risky/dangerous behaviours (PREVNet, 2020).

If bullying is not adequately addressed in childhood, problems can persist into adulthood, with bullying and other forms of maltreatment occurring in different relationships and environments, including the home and the workplace (PREVNet, 2020). Addressing bullying in childhood by empowering youth and adults to step up and step in when bullying occurs can help to prevent the harms experienced by young people who are being bullied. As described in the resources below, we all have a role in standing up to bullying.

Resources for Youth:

 

Resources for Parents:

 

Resources for Teachers and Educators:

 

Reference: PREVNet. (2019). Bullying: Facts & Solutions. Retrieved from https://www.prevnet.ca/bullying/facts-and-solutions

 

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