Anti-Violence Anti-Bullying

The South Hull action plan to treat violence and bullying in the school is inspired by our school’s core values:

It is our goal to create an atmosphere of respect and promote values where lifelong learning and cultural diversity is fostered for all members of the South Hull community. We wish to create a climate where:

  • Every student has the right to learn in a safe, clean environment;
  • All individuals (students, parents, teachers, administration) accept responsibility for ensuring school success;
  • All partners share a common vision;
  • All partners work in a collaborative and cooperative manner, and
  • A shared leadership model promotes risk-taking.

 Important Documents:

Anti-Violence Anti-Bullying Plan

AVAB Action Plan

What Is Bullying?

Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending themselves.  Bullying can take many forms such as hitting, verbal harassment, spreading false rumors, not letting someone be part of the group, and sending nasty messages on a cell phone or over the Internet.

What Can I Do If I Think My Child Is Being Bullied?

  • Share your concerns with your child’s teacher or principal.
  • Talk with your child.
  • Try to find out more about your child’s school life.

What Else Can I Do If My Child Is Being Bullied?

  • Focus on your child;
  • Encourage your child to spend time with friendly students in his or her class;
  • Help your child meet new friends outside of school;
  • Teach your child safety strategies, such as how to seek help from an adult;
  • Make sure your home is a safe and loving place for your child;
  • Don’t blame your child for the bullying.  No matter what your child does, they do not deserve to be bullied;
  • Do not tell your child to fight back. This is not likely to end the problem and could make it worse by getting your child in trouble at school.

What Can I Do If My Child Is Bullying Others?

  • Make it clear to your child that you take bullying seriously and it is not acceptable;
  • Develop clear rules for your child’s behaviour;
  • Spend lots of time with your child;
  • Share your concerns with your child’s teacher or principal.