This reporting tool is for Halton students to report ‘non-emergency’ incidents of bullying.
Bullying is when someone says or does mean or hurtful things on purpose to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself. These things are usually repeated. If you see this happening or you are experiencing this, this report form can help you access supports from your school.
Bullying is typically a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem, reputation or belongings. Bullying can include creating a negative environment at school for another person. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.
Power imbalance can be based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or the receipt of special education.
Bullying behaviour includes the use of any physical, verbal, electronic, written or other means.
Being safe in relationships is a fundamental human right. Every student in the Halton District School Board has the right to be safe and free from involvement in bullying.
This reporting tool has been created to help you report concerns about bullying in an easy way, and to help you get support for yourself or another student.
The information you provide here will be kept confidential. The principal and/or vice-principal will use your information to help them investigate bullying behaviour. Providing your name and detailed information will help them to offer the best possible support they can.
As the reporter, your name will not be shared with students involved in the investigation. The information you provide will be used by your school's principal or vice-principal to investigate your concerns and ultimately provide support for the students involved in this bullying incident.
Thank you for reporting this incident.