Promoting Positive Behaviours

Schools are about learning in a safe, caring, learning environment. In order for effective learning to take place, students need to feel safe and welcome. Students, their families, school staff and the community have the right to expect that schools be safe and free of violence.

Bullying Prevention
If you think your child is being bullied:

Our top priority is the safety and well-being of all students. All students deserve to learn in a place where they feel safe. We want to know about incidents of bullying and other safety concerns so that we can take action and prevent further incidents from happening.

We encourage parents and students to report incidents of bullying or other school safety concerns as soon as it happens. Speak with a teacher or school administration to provide information about the situation.

We recognize that bullying affects a student's sense of safety and security, and some people may not feel comfortable reporting bullying or school safety incidents. To help ease this worry, students and parents are welcome to use the Anonymous Report It form to address your concerns.

 

Bullying: A Guide for Parents
The effects of bullying go beyond the school yard. Bullying: A Guide for Parents is meant to help you learn what to watch for, what you can do and where you can go for help.
Cyberbullying: A Guide for Parents
This resource will help you explore ways that you can help your child to understand cyberbullying and to problem solve. Cyberbullying: A Guide for Parents explains how you can work with the school and the community to encourage positive relationships and to promote inclusive cultures.
Cyberbullying: A Youth Guide
This guide informs students about cyberbullying and their personal rights when it comes to online interactions. Cyberbullying: A Youth Guide will help youth become aware of strategies and supports if they are being bullied online.
The Pledge

Each year the Thames Valley District School Board participates in the Pledge to End Bullying Campaign as one way to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to ending bullying and promoting positive behaviours throughout our organization.

Everyone is encouraged to take The Pledge before or during Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, which runs from November 19 - 23, 2018. Reaffirm your commitment and register your pledge at http://www.thepledgetoendbullying.ca/.

Restorative Approaches and Peer Power

In partnership with our Safe Schools program, St. Leonard's Community Services offers a variety of prevention and intervention strategies for working with youth in a school-based setting. Youth are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and the positive or negative consequences they create and learn how to better manage their emotions in future interactions with peers, family and community.

The Restorative Approaches program provides all students with the opportunity to engage in positive restorative and supportive work when dealing with conflict and bullying. The purpose is to repair the harm caused in a safe and supportive environment. The program goal is to create solutions and outcomes that provide the framework for learning how to manage difficult situations and move forward with a sense of resolution and well-being.

Restorative Approaches Program Description

Restorative Approaches Referral Guideline

Peer Power Program Description

Peer Power Information Sheet

Please contact the St. Leonard's main office at 519-850-3777 for more information.

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