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What is Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week?

November 17-23, 2019 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, dedicated to helping promote safe schools and a positive learning environment.

The Importance of Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week

Next week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, and we’re encouraging students, school staff, and caregivers to learn more about bullying and its effects by posting resources on our blog all week.

Acknowledging Victimized Children's Strengths

We often see stories of victimized children "standing up" to bullying profiled in the news. These actions are certainly brave and can call attention to the bullying problem and perhaps even promote change. But not all expressions of power by victimized children are so obvious.

What is the link between bullying and weight?

Prior research suggests that young people who are overweight are more likely to be bullied than those who are not overweight, however, because of a number of flaws in that research, we might not be getting the full picture.

Bullying: More than just Social Pain

Anyone who has witnessed or been subjected to bullying can attest to the fact that bullying is a destructive social experience. Beyond that, science tells us that it also has damaging effects on our physiological health that can last beyond childhood.

Bullying Within Friendships: How Can Adults Help?

Feeling bullied by a good friend can be especially confusing and traumatic. To make matters worse,research has shown that it is common for children to not address their friend’s bullying behaviours  and that many children are likely to persist in victimizing friendships despite suffering.

Supporting Youth to Stand Up to Bullying

Many bullying awareness campaigns use catchphrases like "stand up to bullying" or "be an upstander" to encourage bystanders – the people who aren’t directly involved in bullying but see it happen – to intervene and defend the person who is being victimized. But what does defending actually look like?

About Our Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week Newsletter: BAPW Blog Series

Did you know that Ontario has a designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week? This year it falls from November 18-24, 2018. At PREVNet, we have devoted the latest edition of our newsletter to helping you and your students get the most out of this important week!


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