Safe and Accepting Schools

    You can help your child understand that bullying is not acceptable and that they can make a difference by reporting it to an adult.

    It takes courage to report.

    You should know that in Nova Scotia all school support staff have a duty to report known incidents of severely disruptive behaviour. This includes bullying and cyberbullying.

    • Principals have a duty to investigate.
    • They have a duty to deal with all known incidents.
    • This includes incidents that happen off school grounds or after school hours if there is impact on students and/or the learning climate of the school. 
    • If a principal feels a student’s well-being has been endangered, they notify the parents or guardians of all students involved.