Ontario has designated November 17-23, 2019 as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment.
This week, Superior-Greenstone District School Board will be engaging students, school staff and parents in learning around healthy relationships, bullying and its effects on student learning and well-being.
Family, dating, peer, and school relationships impact all aspects of child development – intellectual, social, emotional, physical, behavioural, and moral. When relationships are positive, children develop positive social skills, understanding, and confidence. When these relationships are destructive, as in bullying, children’s social-emotional development is compromised.
Therefore education around healthy relationships is at the center of bullying prevention and promoting wellness.