It’s National Bullying Awareness Week
As a longtime supporter of National Bullying Awareness Week and advocate for safe and caring learning environments, we have a large collection of freely available resources to help you celebrate this wonderful week!
Check out the list below for some ideas on how to celebrate, tips for creating safe spaces, and background information about the impacts of bullying.
How to Celebrate
- National Bullying Awareness Week, Resources for Teachers (tips for celebrating!)
- Bullying Prevention Events across Alberta (created by the Government of Alberta)
Creating Safe Spaces
- Safe Spaces classroom resources (poster, brochure, and stickers developed in partnership with the Alberta Teachers’ Association)
- 10 Steps to Creating a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) in Your School (developed for students by our partners at iSMSS)
- Creating Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environments: A Process Guide for School Leaders (for school leaders)
- School Diversity Policy Toolkit (for school leaders)
Understanding Bullying Behaviour
Being informed about bullying is the first step to working together to address bullying behaviour and promote healthy relationships.
- Changing the Conversation About Bullying Behaviour (for school leaders, teachers, parents, and guardians)
- Understanding Bullying Behaviour (for school leaders, teachers, students, parents, and guardians)
Responding to Bullying Behaviour
Bullying affects everyone, including those who engage in bullying behaviour, those who experience bullying, and bystanders who witness the bullying.
- Responding to Bullying Beahviour (for school leaders, teachers, students, parents, and guardians)
Managing Stressful Child and Youth Stress
Often, children and youth act out because they are experiencing an unhealthy amount of stress. These resources, created in partnership with our partners at The MEHRIT Centre, explore how calming a child’s stress can improve their ability to learn, socialize, and engage with their peers.
- What You Need to Know: Self-Regulation, A Parent’s Guide (for parents and guardians)
- What You Need to Know: Self-Regulation, Science Backgrounder (for school leaders, teachers, parents, and guardians)
- Expanding our Understanding of the Meaning of Safe (for school leaders, teachers, parents, and guardians)
- The Meaning of Caring: Self-Regulation, Empathy, and the Roots of “Safe” (developed by The MEHRIT Centre)