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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, November 19-25

November 19-25, 2017 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. As a Catholic community, we are committed to fostering safe and inclusive learning environments for students, which includes addressing situations of bullying and working towards prevention. 

Bullying is defined as 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 or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance. 

Bullying can take on different forms, including: 
Physical – hitting, shoving, stealing or damaging property 
Verbal – name calling, mocking, or making sexist, racist or homophobic comments 
Social – excluding others from a group or spreading gossip or rumours about them 
Electronic (commonly known as cyberbullying) – spreading rumours and hurtful comments through the use of cellphones, e-mail, text messaging and social networking sites 

Learn more at: 
http://www.peacefulschoolsinternational.or ... ...  

"For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness ..." Ephesians 5:8-11a

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, November 19-25