Bullying - Education

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1990, states that every child has the right to feel safe at home, at school, and in the community. In many instances, bullying at school does not allow a child to feel safe - rather, it can make children and youth feel excessively uncomfortable, scared, excluded, or hurt. Many parents have concerns about their child when it comes to bullying. Some worry that their child is being bullied at school, while some worry that their child is the one doing the bullying. Bullying can affect a child both physically and/or mentally, but it’s not always obvious to a parent when it is taking place as not all children who are experiencing bullying will ask for help. Are you wondering if your child is being bullied at school, or being a bully? Bullying is any type of behaviour that negatively effects someone else, and often happens over long periods of time. Name calling, spreading rumours, physical abuse such as hitting or punching, stealing, and threatening are all forms of bullying. In recent years, Bullying prevention has become a focus in schools across Canada, and there are more resources and avenues for help and support than ever before. If you are looking for resources available to help identify the signs of bullying at school, or, if your concerns go one step further, and you would like to seek professional help for a child who is experiencing bullying at school, we can help.

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Workplace Bullying in Higher Education

Higher education leaders, managers, human resource professionals, faculty, and staff increasingly face uncivil, bullying behaviors in academe. This can manifest itself as constant public humiliation by a new department chair, exclusion of a contingent faculty member, undermining of work performance by a supervisor, stalking by a staff member, or taunting. As higher education institutions continue to face budget issues and external pressure, the incidences of bullying are on the rise. This edited volume provides guidance on the nature and impact of bullying, legal and ethical issues, and approaches to assist leaders in facing these challenges in their colleges and universities. Research-based chapters cover the impact of bullying on the workforce, the ways that bullying manifests within different sub-cultures and at different institutions including community colleges, the legal and ethical issues of bullying, and recommendations to address bullying on campus. Exploring bullying policies and innovative programs, this book provides a better understanding of how to rethink current policies and practices to proactively create more civil cultures. Workplace Bullying in Higher Education is a valuable resource for all higher education leaders and professionals on understanding, mediating, and preventing bullying.

Bullying

Implications for the Classroom

In recent years there have been an increasing number of incidents where children have either perpetrated or been the victims of violence in the schools. Often times the children who perpetrated the violence had been the victims of school bullying. If bullying once was a matter of extorting lunch money from one's peers, it has since escalated into slander, sexual harassment, and violence. And the victims, unable to find relief, become depressed and/or violent in return. Despite all the media attention on recent school tragedies, many of which can be traced to bullied children, there has been little in the way of research-based books toward understanding why and how bullying occurs, the effects on all the individuals involved and the most effective intervention techniques. Summarizing research in education, social, developmental, and counseling psychology, Bullying: Implications for the Classroom examines the personality and background of both those who become bullies and those most likely to become their victims, how families, peers, and schools influence bullying behavior, and the most effective interventions in pre-school, primary and middle schools. Intended for researchers, educators, and professionals in related fields, this book provides an international review of research on bullying. KEY FEATURES: * Presents practical ideas regarding prevention/intervention of bullying * Covers theoretical views of bullying * Provides an international perspective on bullying * Discusses bullying similarities and differences in elementary and middle school * Presents practical ideas regarding prevention/intervention of bullying * Provides an international perspective on bullying * Outlines information regarding bullying during the elementary and middle school years * Covers theoretical views of bullying * Presents new approaches to explaining bullying * Contributing authors include internationally known researchers in the field

Workplace Bullying in Higher Education

Higher education leaders, managers, human resource professionals, faculty, and staff increasingly face uncivil, bullying behaviors in academe. This can manifest itself as constant public humiliation by a new department chair, exclusion of a contingent faculty member, undermining of work performance by a supervisor, stalking by a staff member, or taunting. As higher education institutions continue to face budget issues and external pressure, the incidences of bullying are on the rise. This edited volume provides guidance on the nature and impact of bullying, legal and ethical issues, and approaches to assist leaders in facing these challenges in their colleges and universities. Research-based chapters cover the impact of bullying on the workforce, the ways that bullying manifests within different sub-cultures and at different institutions including community colleges, the legal and ethical issues of bullying, and recommendations to address bullying on campus. Exploring bullying policies and innovative programs, this book provides a better understanding of how to rethink current policies and practices to proactively create more civil cultures. Workplace Bullying in Higher Education is a valuable resource for all higher education leaders and professionals on understanding, mediating, and preventing bullying.

Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Bullying – N° 8 – Good Policy and Practice in HIV and Health Education

Contemporary Perspectives on Research on Bullying and Victimization in Early Childhood Education

While the research on bullying and peer victimization has increased considerably over the past 20 years, a number of studies are emerging that document mixed results of bullying and prevention programs. During the last decades, several special issues devoted to research on bullying and victimization have been published in national and international scholarly journals. Based on the increase of published articles on bullying and victimization in journals, textbooks, government reports, and documents in professional organizations, it is timely for a special volume on research on bullying and victimization to appear in the series on Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education. The purpose of this volume is to share a collection of research strands on bullying and victimization of young children. It describes the historical roots and suggests anti?bullying programs and strategies to decrease bullying and victimization. The bullying and victimization volume can be a valuable tool to researchers who are conducting studies in that area. It focuses on important historical and contemporary issues on bullying and victimization in early childhood education (ages 0 to 8) to provide the information necessary to make judgments about these issues. It also motivates and guides researchers to explore gaps on research on bullying and victimization.

Homophobic bullying in Irish secondary education

Bullying and Harassment

A Legal Guide for Educators

A guide for school administrators offers information on the legal issues surrounding bullying and harassment.

Bullying

third report of session 2006-07, report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

There has been an increasing awareness over the past few decades of bullying and the effect it has on the educational and social achievements of children and young people. The Committee's report examines the progress that has been made to address this problem since the introduction of the 'Don't Suffer in Silence' pack in 1994, the barriers that prevent schools from tackling bullying effectively, issues of prejudice-driven bullying including SEN-related, homophobic and faith-based bullying, and cyber-bullying. The report finds that defining what bullying is and identifying instances of bullying is the first potential barrier to successfully tackling the problem. Teachers and staff, pupils and parents should all be aware of their school's definition of bullying and how this affects their own behaviour, with the attitude and engagement of head teachers vital to tackling bullying. The focus of anti-bullying guidance should be tackling bullying behaviour and making it clear that such behaviour is not acceptable, rather than attempting to change the behaviour of the victim. The DfES should issue new guidance to local authorities and schools on when the use of exclusion is appropriate. The lack of accurate reliable data on bullying is another barrier to more effective anti-bullying work, and the Government should commission a long-term study of a number of schools, looking at both general trends in bullying and also the effectiveness of different approaches in different circumstances. The report also recommends that the Government needs to foster a culture where schools are encouraged to be open about incidents of bullying, have effective ways of dealing with bullying when it occurs and provide support the victims of bullying, rather than fearing reporting incidents of bullying will damage their reputation.

Bullying

A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention

Untangling some of the thorny issues around what causes and constitutes bullying, Faye Mishna presents an exhaustive body of empirical and theoretical literature.With the increased recognition of the devastating effects of bullying, there is now a tremendous amount of information available on its prevalence and associated factors.

Bullying

A Handbook for Educators and Parents

This book offers a comprehensive exploration of the bullying within public schools, drawing upon research conducted in the United States, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and Canada. It suggests useful tips for parents for working proactively with school administrators to resolve bullying issues, and it provides teachers with materials that facilitate a better understanding of the social dynamics of the classroom, hallways, and playground.

Stop the Bullying

A Handbook for Schools

What to do about bullying in schools is an ever-expanding field, requiring constantmonitoring as new ideas appear and new resources become available. With the publicationof this second edition of Stop the Bullying I have been able to take recent developmentsinto account in revising some of the contents of the earlier edition and addingfurther material of a practical nature. The issue of whether schools in Australia should take action against bullying is nowwell and truly over. The question has become: How can schools best deal with the problem?There remains a need for schools to work out what, a.

Bullying in Schools

And what to Do about it

Bullying is now widely recognised as a serious problem that affects many children in schools. It can take many forms, including direct verbal and physical harassment and indirect forms such as deliberate exclusion and the targeting of individuals using cyber technology. Continual and severe bullying can cause both short term and long term damage, making it difficult for victims to form intimate relationships with others and for habitual bullies to avoid following a delinquent lifestyle and becoming perpetrators of domestic violence. Even though this type of abuse affects many of our school children, Ken Rigby believes there are grounds for optimism. This passionate and motivating book shows that there are ways of reducing the likelihood of bullying occurring in a school and effective ways of tackling cases when they do occur. Using up-to-date studies, Bullying in Schools helps us to understand the nature of bullying and why it so often takes place in schools. Importantly, it examines and evaluates what schools can do to promote more positive peer relationships within the school community and take effective and sustainable action to deal with problems that may arise. Teachers, parents, school leaders, policy makers, and health professionals will find it invaluable and empowering.

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Canadian Red Cross Society - Respect Education Courses - Hamilton Central - Hamilton Branch

Provides information for parents, teachers, and youth on bullying prevention, abuse prevention, and healthy relationships. Courses are offered in e-Learning format (separate adult and youth streams) and are available in-person with group learning and train-the-trainer models.

Canadian Red Cross - Burlington Branch

Services Include:

Transportation
To medical, dental and hospital appointments and adult day programs, see separate record here

Meals On Wheels:
Hot or frozen meals for those with difficulty handling food preparation, see separate record here

RespectED:
Violence and Abuse Prevention programs promote safe and supportive relationships and healthy communities through education and partnership * in person and online training programs available

Participates in:
* Canadian Red Cross Disaster Management, Mon-Sun 24 hours 1-866-579-4357 *
Helps people affected by emergencies and disasters (situations ranging from a house fire to a flood that disrupts an entire region) * ensures people's basic needs are met, for food, shelter, clothing, first aid, emotional support, and family reunification

* Canadian Red Cross International Efforts
Works in partnership with other members of the Red Cross Movement in emergency relief operations to bring relief supplies to victims, reunite families, help communities get back on their feet, manage longer term development and rehabilitation programs

Wever Community Hub - CORE Kids

A drop-in program of free activities that provide a variety of recreational, social and educational activities in a supportive, structured environment.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area - Youth Services

Provides direct service to youths who are involved in the Criminal Justice System, who are at risk of becoming involved and/or their families.

Services include:
Achieves Program
Choices in Anger Program
Choices: Cognitive Skills For Youth At Risk
Extrajudicial Measures Program
Extrajudicial Sanctions Program
Family Support Program
HWDSB Cognitive Programming Initiative
HWDSB Youth Worker Contract for the Grade 12 and 12+ initiative and the Urban Priorities Initiative
Hamilton Youth Drug Diversion Program (HYDDP)
Non-Residential Attendance Centre (NRAC)
Restorative Justice Project
Youth Justice Committee

Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services

Focus is on a community-wide response to childhood trauma that combines treatment, education, and community oriented prevention initiatives.

Programs and services include:
Assessment and Treatment
Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment (SAAT) Program
Outreach, Assessment & Specialized Intervention Services (OASIS) Program

Parent/Caregiver Support Groups
Educational Resources
a) The Courage Collection
b) "Touching" - Parent's Kit and Touching Teacher's Kit
c) The Diary Play
Professional Training and Education

Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services

Focus is on a community-wide response to childhood trauma that combines treatment, education, and community oriented prevention initiatives.

Programs and services include:
Assessment and Treatment
Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment (SAAT) Program
Outreach, Assessment & Specialized Intervention Services (OASIS) Program

Parent/Caregiver Support Groups
Educational Resources
a) The Courage Collection
b) "Touching" - Parent's Kit and Touching Teacher's Kit
c) The Diary Play
Professional Training and Education

InfoTransec Inc.

Provides solutions and services for security assessment, cyber security vulnerability assessment, computer forensics and digital investigations, data recovery services, and penetration testing.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area - Youth Services

Provides direct service to youths who are involved in the Criminal Justice System, who are at risk of becoming involved and/or their families.

Services include:
Achieves Program
Choices in Anger Program
Choices: Cognitive Skills For Youth At Risk
Extrajudicial Measures Program
Extrajudicial Sanctions Program
Family Support Program
HWDSB Cognitive Programming Initiative
HWDSB Youth Worker Contract for the Grade 12 and 12+ initiative and the Urban Priorities Initiative
Hamilton Youth Drug Diversion Program (HYDDP)
Non-Residential Attendance Centre (NRAC)
Restorative Justice Project
Youth Justice Committee

Halton Regional Police Service - Youth Programs - Oakville - North Service Rd - Headquarters

The service offers a number of community initiatives for youth in Halton Region:

Children's Safety Village
* a miniature town with buildings, paved roads, traffic signals, railroad crossing and sidewalks on a 1.5 acre site adjacent to Police Headquarters
* free field trips to Kindergarten, Grade 2 and Grade 3 classes in Halton Region
* village is not open to the general public
* for more information visit the website or contact Cindy Lawrence, Safety Village Coordinator at 905-878-4747 ext 5067 or email cindy.lawrence@haltonpolice.ca

B.R.A.V.O.(Building Respect, Attitudes and Values with Others)
* for Grade 6 students
* teaches kids how to recognize and resist pressures that may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marihuana and other drugs
* also explores issues such as bullying, technology, and the law

B.R.A.V.O. Encore
* for Grade 7 and 8 students
* reinforces the B.R.A.V.O. curriculum and covers other topics including the role of the Service's High School Liaison Officers (HSLOs)
* topics are determined by the principal, teacher and/or Elementary School Liaison Officer (ESLO) to fit school/class needs
* for more information visit the website or contact Sgt. Dave Tutte at 905-825-4747 ext 4727

PEACE (Police Ethnic And Cultural Education Youth Leadership Program)
* for high school students
* students improve their cultural proficiency, communication and leadership skills and experience all aspects of policing - from mock initial calls to the scene, through to the arrest and mock trial of the accused
* uses in-class sessions and realistic scenarios
* for more information visit the website, contact your High School Liaison Officer or call Cst. Jody Dugas at 905-825-4747 ext 5240 or email jody.dugas@haltonpolice.ca

Youth In Policing Initiative (Y.I.P.I.)
* available to six high school students annually
* students participate in various sections of the police services, support community initiatives and learn valuable life and employment skills
* for more information visit the website

T.R.A.C.K. (Teen Random Acts of Community Kindness)
* a volunteer program for youth ages 13 – 18 who want to work with police to make a difference in their community
* participants work alongside volunteer police officers to help promote sustainable life-skills, self-esteem, leadership, diversity, kindness, respect, trust and responsibility while completing fun and meaningful acts of kindness
* registration is required and a waiver must be completed
* for more information contact Cst. Jody Dugas at 905-825-4747 ext 5240 or 905-510-2843 or email jody.dugas@haltonpolice.ca

Canadian Red Cross - Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention - Halton and Peel Regional Office

Programs and tools to help prevent violence and promote safe environments

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Programs including Be Safe! (formerly called the c.a.r.e. kit) a personal safety program for children 5–9 years, with a focus on preventing child sexual abuse

Bullying and Harassment Prevention Programs -- four-hour bullying prevention online course for adults * prevention workshop for youth * bullying prevention facilitator training for adults

It’s Not Your Fault -- program for youth 12-18 years that helps prevent child abuse and neglect

Red Cross Healthy Youth Relationships -- offers teens the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships and prevent relationship violence.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board - Education Centre

An English language public school board and offers educational programs for adults and children in Hamilton.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington - Youth Programmes, Anti-Bullying Workshops, Cambridge Area Office - Cambridge Area Office

Offers prevention workshops to schools and community groups * focus is on social problems that can lead to delinquent behaviour