These age-appropriate lesson plans were developed by the Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet), Canada’s leading research network on bullying and violence prevention. Each lesson plan provides the presenter with talking points and interactive activities to engage students on bullying and cyberbullying.
- RCMP National Crime Prevention Services : Cyberbullying – Bullying 2.0
- The Stop Hating Online videos are part of an awareness campaign prepared by Public Safety Canada (Government of Canada) which illustrates the legal impacts that sharing or sending around intimate images can have.
- Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study - Unite and Ignite Conference
- The below videos were created by youth attending the HBSC Unite and Ignite Conference. Youth used data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study (HBSC) and the report, The Health of Canada's Young People: a mental health focus (2011) to discuss these important issues and create videos to communicate their ideas. Each video includes group discussion questions.
- “Cyberbullying” - This video looks specifically at the prevalence of cyberbullying and encourages everyone to take responsibility for preventing online bullying.
- “Be the Change” - According to the HBSC report, more young people are reporting being bullied than in 2006 when the previous survey was conducted. The young people who created this video recognize that bullying is a major issue for Canadian youth and want to remind viewers of the long-term impacts of bullying.
- “Hand Games” - This video examines bullying and the importance of supportive environments in young people’s positive mental health. The youth who made this video felt that cultural traditions and games were significant to a supportive environment. The hand games shown here are important traditions to many youth from Canada’s northern Aboriginal communities.
- “The Bully” - Those victimized by bullying experience emotional problems, which can lead to drinking, drugs and becoming a bully themselves. This video addresses the impact of bullying, peer influence, and the shared responsibility to stand up to bullies.
Interactive Learning Tools
WITS (Walk Away, Ignore, Talk It Out and Seek Help) Programs
The evidence-based school-led program brings together schools, families and communities to create responsive environments that help young children learn at an early age about effective strategies to deal with bullying and peer victimization. The WITS Primary Program for kindergarten to grade 3 and the WITS LEADS Program for grades 4 to 6 are the only prevention programs that seek to unite adults and children to protect them from peer victimization and bullying. Acting as community leaders, RCMP officers engage elementary school students in discussing the WITS messaging to prevent bullying and victimization.
The Red Cross: RespectED Programs
Through the Canadian Red Cross’ RespectED program, various issue specific programs have been developed to teach violence prevention in classrooms and communities across Canada.
- Beyond the Hurt- This education program uses activities, videos and discussions to educate adults and youth alike on bullying and conflict resolution topics.
- Ten Steps to Creating Safe Environments- This program teaches students about how they can create a safe environment without violence, abuse or aggression.