Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Superior North Catholic District School Board thrives on maintaining a positive school climate. We utilize strategies that promote and encourage positive student behaviour and rely on many strategies such as awareness, prevention, intervention, support and consequences to address student behaviours.

What is Bullying?

The The Ontario Ministry of Education defines Bullying as " an aggressive behaviour that is typically repeated over time. It is meant to cause harm, fear, distress or create a negative environment for another person. Bullying can happen when there is a real or perceived power imbalance. An “imbalance” could mean one student is older or in a higher-grade level than another student."

Types of bullying

Bullying can take many forms. It can be:

  • physical, for example hitting, shoving, damaging or stealing property
  • verbal, for example name calling, mocking, making sexist, racist or homophobic comments
  • social, for example spreading gossip, rumours or excluding others from a group
  • written, for example writing notes and signs that are hurtful or insulting
  • electronic or cyberbullying, for example spreading rumours or hurtful comments using email, text messages and social media

Regardless of its form, bullying is unacceptable.



  • is used to upset, threaten or embarrass another person
  • uses email, cell phones, text messages and social media to threaten, harass, embarrass, socially exclude or damage reputations and friendships
  • includes put downs, insults and can also involve spreading rumours, sharing private information, photos or videos or threatening to harm someone.

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