Bullying can affect anyone.
And the impact is significant. Whether itís the parents and family of a bullied child or an employee suffering the abuses of a co-worker; bullying hurts. But we donít have to be bystanders in this problem, we can all work together to stop bullying when we see it.
For over 25 years the Canadian Red Cross has been helping Canadians young and old stand up and speak out against bullying through RespectED - our award winning violence and abuse prevention program.
We know that education is the key to stopping the cycle sooner. Last year, 111,615 youth were directly reached by the Red Cross with educational training and tools to act. Through these efforts, safe environments can be created for all - children, youth, parents, professionals and supporters.
Top 5 tips that you can do to stand up to bullying:
- Model respect for diversity of all kind
- Recognize bullying behaviour
- Speak out at the time - when you do 50% of the time the bullying stops
- Know that bullying is personal - just because it didnít affect you doesnít mean someone else isn't impacted
- Stand by those who are bullied and support them
If you'd like more information about violence and abuse prevention, visit our RespectED resources online.
And with your help today, staff and volunteers can continue to provide invaluable training to schools and communities to help young and old recognize bullying in all its forms and end the abuse.
Director General, Violence & Abuse Prevention
Canadian Red Cross