Where can I get help with an issue of bullying?

If your child is having a problem feeling comfortable and safe at school, it is important that you work with the school team to solve the issue as quickly as possible.

The communication protocol recommended follows these guidelines:

  • Listen to your child to determine the issue’s severity and identify his/her needs.
  • Contact your child’s teacher and/or school counselor to seek solutions. Ask how you can be a part of the solution. The teacher or counselor may involve the principal if the incident warrants.
  • If the issue is not resolved, contact your school principal and ask for follow-up. Request that the school principal communicate the plan to you.
  • If your child continues to experience problems ask the school principal if there are other resources in the school division or community that could assist in a resolution.
  • If a resolution is not found or you are not satisfied with the school response, contact with your School Division’s Superintendent to explain your experience and request resolution.

If you need help with an issue around bullying,   Safe Schools Manitoba can also provide valuable information for parents on how to approach the school about a concern or where to get help for a child who is a victim of bullying.

RESOURCE: Understanding, Preventing and Responding to Bullying: a Parent Webinar. Click here to view! Parents can also click the following link to view the supporting document, Understanding and Responding to Bullying - Guidelines for Parents.

Mary T. Hall, Ph.D., Provincial Director can be reached by phone or email : or Tel: (204) 233-1595 Fax: (204) 231-1356

Safe Schools Manitoba is a partnership initiative where organizations are committed to working together to enhance the safety of Manitoba’s schools and communities. Safe Schools Manitoba offers workshops, resources, and consultations to create greater awareness and understanding of the problems that impact  on the safety of students in schools.