Bully Prevention and Intervention Plan

Research and experience show that bullying is a serious issue that has far-reaching consequences for individuals, their families, peers, and the community at large. If students who are bullied, who bully others, or who witness bullying receive the necessary support, they can learn effective strategies for interacting positively with others and promoting positive peer dynamics. Preventing bullying requires a Whole​-School approach along with insights and input from parents and the community.

Report a bullying incident

Students and parents are encouraged to always contact a teacher or the school office when bullying occurs.  Should you wish, you may also fill out an online bullying incident report if you experience or witness bullying.

Report Bullying

Students, parents, guardians, friends and witnesses can report incidents. You can report an incident that takes place on or off school property.

R.S. McLaughlin’s behaviour policies

To limit bullying, students are responsible for reading and following these policies:

  • R.S. McLaughlin’s Code of Conduct

DDSB bullying prevention information

We have created various resources for parents and educators to prevent bullying and cyberbullying within our schools:

Contact the board's Positive School Climates team if you need any of these documents translated into:

  • Arabic
  • Dari
  • Farsi
  • Chinese
  • Tamil
  • Urdu

Ministry of Education bullying information

The Ontario Ministry of Education provides schools and school boards as well as parents and families with a variety of resources to identify, prevent and support children who have been bullied or bully others.

Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet)

PREVNet's mission is to end bullying in Canada and promote safe and healthy relationships for all Canadian children. They provide resources for students, parents and teachers to address and prevent all forms of bullying.