Bullying and healthy relationships resources

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Canadian Public Health Association - Mind Over Violence Everywhere (M.O.V.E)

M.O.V.E is a series of youth-directed workshops that use art, improvisational theatre, sports, music, and group work to deal with themes of violence prevention. Participants will have the opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and peer mediation. Using a variety of engaging techniques, the program stresses rights and responsibilities, assertiveness training, and community relations.

Canadian Red Cross - Beyond the Hurt

Beyond the Hurt is a program that aims to support a school or organization-wide approach to preventing bullying and building empathy and respect. Red Cross training partners deliver both a bullying prevention workshop for youth and bullying prevention youth facilitator training. Both courses equip individuals with information on bullying, harassment and discrimination, tools to resolve and prevent these problems, and where to look for resources. Students can also be trained through the workshops and could have the opportunity to present to younger peers at their schools.

Common sense education – digital citizenship curriculum

Digital citizenship curriculum offers content for lesson planning on topics such as media balance and well-being, privacy and security, digital footprint and identity, cyberbullying, digital drama and hate speech. Content is provided in forms of lesson slides, videos, customized resources, and bilingual materials. Browse lessons by grade and topic on this webpage.

Violence Prevention Works - Olweus bullying prevention program

Consider implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at your school to reduce all five forms of bullying: verbal, physical, indirect/relational, sexual, and cyber/electronic bullying. Find information on recognizing bullying, warning signs of bullying, and bullying impact. In addition, consider sharing bullying prevention tips for school administrators, educators, and parents.

Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet)

PREVNet is a national research and knowledge mobilization hub that partners with researchers and organizations focused on fostering healthy relationships among children and youth. Examples of the resources featured in this hub are tip sheets for educators, parents, kids, and teens, classroom activities, short videos highlighting bullying issues for teens, and bullying prevention facts and tools for schools. Share resources in this hub with students, parents, and incorporate them into your curriculum.

The Fourth R

The Fourth R is an evidence-based English program, for a fee, built into the high school curriculum to reduce risk behaviors such as violence, bullying, unsafe sexual behaviour, and substance use. The program focuses on relationships, as there is often an overlap of risky behaviors with relationships and their influence on an individual’s decision-making. The Fourth R also offers free lesson plans on critical media literacy for educators, students, and parents.

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Government of Alberta – bullying prevention resources

Bullying prevention resources include but are not limited to training materials, fact sheets, tip sheets, and a bullying helpline card. Some of these resources are available in eleven languages. Examples of the topics covered are bullying prevention in sports, cyberbullying, homophobic and transphobic bullying prevention, indigenous bullying prevention, and cultural diversity bullying prevention. In addition, a list of bullying supports including online chat and 24/7 reporting helplines are featured on the website. 


School Mental Health Ontario (SMHO) – healthy relationship skills

Healthy relationship skills is an online guide that aims to help students understand and appreciate diverse perspectives and identities, empathize with others, and resolve conflicts respectfully. This guide outlines six different skills with each including multiple practices and activities that can be facilitated by educators in a classroom setting. Simple instructions, time needed, target grade level, and supplementary resources are provided for each practice.

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