Safe Schools: What can I expect?

What can I expect as a parent if my child is being bullied?

  • Your child's teacher or another teacher your child trusts may be able to solve the problem or may have suggestions about the kind of help your child needs.
  • Talk to your principal, if you would like to learn more about the services available through the school.
  • School staff are expected to make every effort to fully investigate your concerns, while protecting students' privacy.
  • Teachers should discuss bullying openly in class and help students understand the importance of respect, caring about the feelings of others, and friendship.
  • Ask to see your school's code of conduct, which sets out how students, teachers, and other members of the school community should behave towards one another.
  • Ask to see your school's bullying-prevention policy. The policy outlines what the school staff can do to solve the problem.
  • All school staff must report incidents of bullying to the principal. School staff who work directly with students must respond to any incidents of bullying.
  • If, after a reasonable amount of time, you are not satisfied with the school's response, you may contact the supervisory officer of your school board.