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.
- Tell a trusted adult
- Call Kids Help Phone
- Call Health Line at 811
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:
- Access reliable resources to take action to prevent bullying or cyber-bullying; or
- Apply for a Be Kind Online grant of up to $1,500 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 $1,500 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.
- Caring and Respectful Schools: Ensuring Student Well-being and Student Success helps ensure schools, communities and learning environments are safe and free from all forms of bullying and violence, because all children and youth have the right to an education.
- Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools and Digital Citizenship Continuum from Kindergarten to Grade 12 provide tools and resources to help parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and students in developing age-appropriate skills to build and maintain a positive online presence including these key areas:
- Privacy protection;
- Rights and responsibilities; and
- Deepening the Discussion: Gender and Sexual Diversity is a resource developed to better understand and support students who are gender and/or sexually diverse.