Bullying Awareness and Prevention

The Kenora Catholic District School Board (KCDSB) holds sacred that each child is created in the image of God and must be treated with dignity and respect. Every student has the right to be safe and to feel respected in and around the school.

The effects of bullying on a student's learning, physical and psychological health are well recognized. Here at the KCDSB we believe that schools and families working together can create not only safe and welcoming schools, but also safe and welcoming communities where students feel secure and valued.

Definition of Bullying
Policies and Program Memoranda

The KCDSB and the Government of Ontario have instituted policies and program memoranda in place to support bullying prevention and intervention in schools:
Children and youth don’t have to be friends with everyone, but everyone has the right to be safe, feel welcome and treated with respect. At the KCDSB, as part of our Catholic Graduate Expectations, we actively promote the development of positive character values, such as kindness, empathy, and forgiveness, and these values help prevent bullying.

Frequently Asked Questions
Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week is the third week of November. Ontario has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday of November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment.

During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, Ontario students, school staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being. Schools are encouraged to use this opportunity to explain the different forms that bullying can take.
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