Bullying is an interaction in which a dominant individual(s) (the bully) repeatedly exhibits aggressive behaviour intended to cause distress to a less dominant individual (the victim).

Bullying is not confined to the school yard. In fact it seems to have no boundaries. Bullying is not fair in any environment, no matter who it is directed at.

Victim services provide support for anyone who has been a victim of crime and bullying who are finding it hard to recover their sense of safety and confidence. Victim services can work with you to teach personal safety strategies. If you require additional help, victim services can assist with connecting you to services within your community. 

Links

Bullying.org

Canada’s original bullying website, now sponsored by the Family Chanel and BBI Internet. The site uses different media – writing, drawing, music film, poetry – to educate children about bullying. A finalist for the Stockholm Challenge Awards in 2001, it has been called one of the best web sites in the world for children

The Canadian Safe School Network

The Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) is a national, charitable organization dedicated to reducing youth violence and making our schools and communities safer. CSSN was founded in 1997 and grew out of the Ontario Safe School Task Force. Areas for students, teachers and parents.

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone maintains a website called “Let’s Talk About Bullying.” Contains a page for grown ups with links to resources about bullying

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Bullying in the Workplace. Good general information about workplace bullying.

The Workplace Bullying & Trauma Institute

Product of four American and Canadian psychologists and health workers concerned with employee bullying. Many useful materials and references. Creators of the “Blueprint for a Hostility-Free Workplace.”