Bullying prevention

Actions and resources to help prevent bullying and build healthy relationships.

Services and information

24-hour help

Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.

Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323 to get help anonymously in more than 170 languages or find other supports.

Bullying Helpline Chat: to get help anonymously from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.

Bullying is repeated mean, cruel, hurtful behaviours done on purpose by someone with more power. It can be verbal, physical, social and online. Recognize the warning signs.

Overview

Bullying creates fear and threatens the safety and well-being of individuals, families and society. It can affect anyone in any environment including schools, workplaces, online, social and community spaces.

No one has to tolerate bullying. It can be prevented. To end bullying, we need to work together and take action to:

  • raise awareness and understanding that bullying is a relationship problem
  • promote healthy relationships through skill building, role modelling and mentorship
  • create environments that prevent and respond to bullying effectively and consistently

We can also play a role through events and activities that promote bullying prevention. When we understand bullying and know how to respond, we create a more accepting society built on healthy and respectful relationships.