These resources are intended to be reviewed by parents and guardians first, then act a springboard for discussion at home. We explore selected issues in class.
- bully dance This animated film examines the roles of peer pressure, social exclusion, unintended consequences, accountability, and power struggles in bullying. When a bully picks on a smaller member of his group, the whole community becomes involved. The bully, we learn, is himself a victim at home.
- understanding bullying Bullying in schools is a complex, corrosive dynamic. No longer considered a “normal” childhood behaviour, bullying is now recognized as a very painful, damaging, and sometimes even life-threatening experience. This paper addresses misconceptions about bullying, how it affects all of us, and argues that recognizing it as a form of aggression is the cornerstone of efforts to prevent it. Part of the underlying philosophy is that for any bullying prevention program to be effective, parents must be included. Parents need to be fully informed, consulted often, and recognized as equal partners in the bullying prevention process. This web page is a small step towards that goal.