Bullying 2017-07-14T14:17:56+00:00

Imagine…..A School Without Bullying: A School Climate Approach to Bullying Prevention

  • “Imagine” is a framework to assist elementary schools develop and put into action a plan to create a school climate and culture to reduce bullying
  • Partners from Waterloo Region District School Board and Waterloo Catholic District School Board worked with Waterloo Region Public Health to create the resource in 2003
  • It includes the latest research regarding bullying prevention and examples from the lessons learned from the 3 year pilot project “Good Kid Sid”
  • Steps are outlined on ways a safe school climate can be built where bullying and other disrespectful behaviour are unacceptable

Resources & Links

Region of Waterloo Public Health in collaboration with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and the Waterloo Region District School Board produced a resource document entitled Imagine…A School Without Bullying: A School Climate Approach to Bullying Prevention.

The manual includes a framework and a process that can be used in any elementary school community, along with numerous classroom resources that are matched to grade level curriculum in Ontario.

Following are printable copies of the manual by section.*

Part A: Introduction to Bullying
Part B: School Plan – Steps 1 – 5
Part C: School Plan – Steps 6 – 10
Part D: Respond Directly to Bullying
Part E: Lesson Plans for Kindergarten
Part F: Lesson Plans for Grade 1
Part G: Lesson Plans for Grade 2 – 3
Part H: Lesson Plans for Grade 4 – 5
Part I: Lesson Plans for Grade 6 – 8
Part J: Resources and Sample Plans
Part K: Teachers’ Handbook
Part L: Assessment and Planning Tool
Part M: Sample Forms and Resource Sheet

*These resources may be reproduced with acknowledgement to Region of Waterloo Public Health, Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board.

Training Handbook in CD & Printable Format

The Imagine manual was provided to Waterloo Region schools at two-day training sessions for administrators, staff and parents. Training helps school communities develop and implement a school-wide plan to address and prevent bullying.

The resources include agendas, slide shows and handouts for use at training workshops. These resources may be reproduced with acknowledgement to Region of Waterloo Public Health, Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board.

To order a CD copy of the Imagine manual or training handbook, contact Region of Waterloo Public Health, Community and Elementary School Supports Unit at 519-883-2003, ext. 5356.

Resources to facilitate the training are contained in the following printable copy of the Imagine Training Facilitator’s Handbook:

Day 2 Training – Training Feedback Form (2 pages)
Booster Session – Agenda and Detailed Agenda (5 pages)
Booster Session – Feedback Form (1 page)

APPENDIX 1

Imagine Links with Catholic Religion Curriculum Expectations(3 pages)

Newsletters About Bullying

Region of Waterloo Public Health nurses developed series of newsletters for elementary school staff and for parents.

The newsletters for school staff contain the latest information on topics related to bullying prevention and tips on how to prevent, identify, and address bullying in elementary schools. The parent-oriented newsletters may be offered by school staff to parents who may benefit from the information.

All newsletters may be copied and used in full with acknowledgement to Region of Waterloo Public Health.

Recommended Links

For educators who want information and resources to share with children and youth, or who want more specific research about bullying, the following websites can be very helpful.

Kids Help Phone (www.kidshelpphone.ca)

This easy-to-use website is aimed at children and youth. Its information is divided into the “8 and under”, “9 to 12” and “13 and up” age groups, but it has resources that parents and caregivers can use as well. From the resource page, click on the “More Links” tab where you can find a long list of web pages and a description of what they offer.

Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence (www.prevnet.ca)

This website is for many audiences: children and youth, parents, educators, health professionals, media, public and private organizations, and members of communities throughout Canada.

Its information comes from researchers who are being funded to study bullying and then share strategies that have been found to work in preventing or stopping bullying. The website has many excellent resources that can be downloaded here.

Further Resources

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