Saskatchewan's Action Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying is the roadmap that guides the government's work to end bullying. More than 1,000 students, teachers, parents, guardians and community members throughout Saskatchewan contributed to the plan by sharing their thoughts about the effects of bullying.
In Saskatchewan, the Comprehensive School Community Health approach supports bringing schools, families and community together to address the health and safety issues of children and youth, including bullying and cyber-bullying issues.
Bullying can be:
- Verbal: usually involving taunts, name-calling, put-downs, slurs, offensive gestures, incessant mocking, threats, intimidation and laughing at someone else's expense;
- Social: excluding, ganging up, ridiculing, gossiping, spreading rumours, extortion or stealing of money and possessions;
- Physical: involving physical harm often from kicking, punching, hair pulling, pinching and pushing;
- Sexual: involving unwanted physical contact or sexually inappropriate comments; and
- Cyber: using a computer or other technology to forward or spread hurtful messages and/or images.
You are not alone. Others will stand with you to stop bullying.
The Ministry of Education and SaskTel partner on the Be Kind Online initiative to prevent bullying and cyber-bullying. Go to the Be Kind Online website to:
- Report incidents of bullying or cyber-bullying
- Access reliable resources to take action to prevent bullying or cyber-bullying; or
- Apply for a Be Kind Online grant of up to $1,000 for youth to influence positive social change in their schools, communities and online.
Resources are available to support:
Be Kind Online grants of up to $1,000 are available for youth to influence positive social change in their schools, communities and online.
In Saskatchewan, the Comprehensive School Community Health approach engages schools, families and community partners to address health and safety issues of children and youth.