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What to Do If A Child Is...

Being Bullied
  • Believe what they say, listen and try to understand their feelings
  • Involve children in community activities to help them make friends
  • Contact the school to talk about the problem and get support
Witnessing Bullying
  • Talk to children about issues such as bullying and listen to what they think/feel
  • Help children plan what they will do if they see someone being bullied
  • Get involved in working to prevent violence in your school and community
Bullying Others
  • Let children know, by your words and actions, that bullying is not okay
  • Teach children to act in ways that show they respect themselves and others
  • Acknowledge what is happening and accept help if needed

Communication is important.
Create opportunities to talk with children.

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Bullying….


  • Is being mean to others, on purpose, to hurt them or their feelings
  • Is about power and control
  • Occurs every seven minutes on elementary school playgrounds
  • Most often happens while others watch
  • Doesn’t stop when children are left to deal with it themselves

For additional information on bullying, please call
Peel Health at 905-799-7700.

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Warning Signs and Bullying Quiz



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