Anti-Cyber-Bullying Policy

Welcome to Sacred Heart NS Positive Behaviour / Anti-Bullying resource site.

Whether a child, a parent, a guardian or a teacher, all connected with the site hope that it might empower, change, educate or help to some extent. The resources are designed to

Sometimes it is difficult to know what is or is not bullying. Often, actions start out just being fun, but may at some point actually turn into bullying.

If you are not sure whether something has become bullying, stop and think and ask yourself these six key questions:

Are my actions or words hurting someone else’s feelings?

Are my actions or words hurting someone else physically?

Are my actions or words making that person feel afraid?

Would I want someone else to do this to me?

Am I unfairly taking my anger out on someone?

Am I trying to control someone against his or her will?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” you should really re-think how you are treating this other person because it would suggest that you are indeed bullying them!

Further information around ten commonly held myths around bullying is available below.

10 Myths