Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater's Safe Schools page

Safe Schools

Bluewater District School Board is committed to providing a quality education for every student in safe, accepting, and caring spaces that are free from bullying.  The focus is on the prevention of bullying, and is a shared responsibility.

Coming Fall of 2022 - Each school’s Safe and Accepting Schools Team will develop, monitor, and review their Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plans.  To access your school’s Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, please visit the school’s website.    

School Listing - Elementary
School Listing - Secondary

Click on the button below to access Bluewater District School Board's Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan.

Button that links to BWDSB Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

Reporting of Bullying Incidents
Please refer to AP 6821-D “Bullying Prevention and Intervention”:
7.3  Reporting of Bullying Incidents by Students
7.4  Reporting of Bullying Incidents by Parents/Guardians

Learn more

PPM 144 Bullying Prevention and Intervention
A safe and welcoming school environment – Resources for students, parents and school board staff
Bullying – We Can All Help Stop It
What Parents Need to Know
Cyber Safety – Parent Tip Sheet (available in a number of language translations)
Cyberbullying for Youth
Cyberbullying: What is it and how to stop it – What teens want to know about cyberbullying
Together we can stop cyberbullying
Help Protect Your Child From Cyberbullying
PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network)

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For Your Information

What is bullying?

Bullying means aggressive and typically repeated behaviour by a pupil where,
a) the behaviour is intended by the pupil to have the effect of, or the pupil ought to know that the behaviour would likely to have the effect of:

  • causing harm, fear or distress to another individual, including physical, psychological, social or academic harm, harm to the individual’s reputation or harm to the individual’s property, or
  • creating a negative environment at a school for another individual.
b) the behaviour (including the use of any physical, verbal, electronic, written or other means) occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance between the pupil and the individual based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, gender, gender identity, gender express, race, disability or the receipt of special education.

What are some of the impacts of bullying?

Bullying has the potential to:
a) negatively affect students’ learning, attendance, safety/sense of safety, sense of self-worth and overall mental health and well-being; and
b) create a negative environment at school or school-related activities for an individual, group or the whole school

What is cyber-bullying?

Cyber-bullying is the act of engaging in bullying behaviours through electronic means such as social media platforms, email, text or direct messaging, digital gaming and/or communication applications.  Examples of cyber-bullying may include, but are not limited to:
a) sending or sharing hateful, insulting, offensive, and/or intimidating electronic communication or images via text messages, emails, direct messages;
b) revealing information considered to be personal, private, and sensitive without consent;
c) making and/or engaging, and/or participating in fake accounts on social networking sites to impersonate, humiliate and/or exclude others; and
d) excluding or disrupting access to, a student on purpose from online chat groups, access to accounts and during digital gaming sessions.
Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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