Social Skills and Bullying
Loving others as you love yourself seems like a simple concept. But we all fall short from time to time. Using gospel values as a basis, we promote positive relationships between and among students, staff and families using a variety of age-appropriate strategies.
Students and staff have the right to a safe, caring and respectful school environment that is free of bullying—they also have the responsibility to help build that environment.
Bullying is both serious and unacceptable—at school and outside of school.
"Bullying is a relationship issue where one person or group repeatedly uses power and aggression to control or intentionally hurt, harm, or intimidate another person or group. It is often based on another person's appearance, abilities, culture, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Bullying can take many forms: physical, emotional, verbal, psychological or social. It can occur in person or through electronic communication."
Saskatchewan's Action Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying November 2013
Ways we combat bullying include:
- Promote a culture of "see it, report it"; if you see a possibly bullying situation, tell a staff member immediately
- you can report bullying anonymously online at reportabully.ca
- Social skills instruction
- Division anti-bullying policy
- Division code of conduct
- School code of conduct
- Community partnerships and expertise, including Restorative Action Program (RAP), the Bullying Prevention Network, Red Cross RespectEd, Saskatoon Police Services' School Resource Officers, RCMP, school counsellors
Be Kind Online (a SaskTel initiative)