Bullying Definitions as outlined in the Provincial School Code of Conduct:
“Bullying behaviour, typically repeated, that is intended to cause or should be known to cause fear, intimidation, humiliation, exclusion, distress or other harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem, reputation or property, and can be direct or indirect, and includes assisting or encouraging the behaviour in any way.” (Provincial School Code of Conduct, 2015, Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development)
"Cyberbullying means any electronic communication through the use of technology including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, computers, other electronic devices, social networks, text messaging, instant messaging, websites and electronic mail, typically repeated or with continuing effect, that is intended or ought reasonably be expected to cause fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress, or other damage or harm to another person’s health, emotional well-being, self-esteem, or reputation, and includes assisting or encouraging such communication in any way." (Provincial School Code of Conduct, 2015, Nova Scotia EECD)
What can a parent/guardian do to keep their child safe on the Internet?
To learn more about bullying and what you can do to help, contact your child's school or check out these resources:
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Bully Hotline, Halifax Regional Police