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The Director’s Anti-Bullying Task Force held an Anti-Bullying Community Discussion called “Let’s All End Bullying” on November 18, 2010. The purpose of the discussion was to identify key strategies that members of the community believe are effective in preventing and responding to bullying. Almost 600 members of three communities (London, St. Thomas, and Woodstock regions) gathered for the community discussion.
More than 2000 responses were generated on how children and youth services, community organizations, health professionals, the media, parents, police and justice, schools and students can prevent and respond to bullying.
Thames Valley District School Board Research and Assessment staff took the responses and grouped them into a number of broader categories. For example, responses related to the education, training, or teaching of young people were grouped into the category “educating children and youth”. For each of the community groups, the three categories with the largest number of responses were presented in the summary report.
Members of the community suggested that almost all of the community groups who belong to the task force can play a part in preventing and responding to bullying by educating children and youth. Offering programs, services and activities to youth is viewed as very important by the participants. A key message from the report is that community groups need to work together to address the issue of bullying.
Although these were the most common responses, community members also suggested that to prevent bullying, parents should be more involved in their children’s lives and should become more educated about bullying and their children’s use of media. In response to bullying, members of the community suggest that children and youth services, health professionals and the police work with families to address the issue of bullying.
Members of the Director’s Anti-Bullying Task Force will spend the next few months finding ways their organization can prevent and respond to bullying. The Task Force will meet in April to determine what has been accomplished and how we can work together to find more solutions to this important issue.
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