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How to Report Bullying: A Guide for Victims and Witnesses

How to Report Bullying: A Guide for Victims and Witnesses

Reporting bullying is an important step in preventing further harm, but it can be difficult for victims and witnesses to know where to start. In this article, we'll provide a guide for reporting bullying, and what to expect during the reporting process.

How to Report Bullying:

1. Tell a Trusted Adult: If you or someone you know is being bullied, tell a trusted adult such as a teacher, counsellor, coach or parent. They can provide support and guidance on how to address the situation.

2. Keep a Record: Keep a record of the bullying incidents, including dates, times, locations, and any witnesses. If notes are sent, emailed or texted, or there are negative online posts, keep copies of them. This can help provide evidence and support your case when reporting the bullying.

3. Report to School Administration: If the bullying is occurring in school, report it to your teacher, guidance counsellor or principal. They are responsible for investigating and addressing the bullying behaviour, and disciplining the bully.

4. Report to Law Enforcement: If the bullying involves criminal behaviour, such as assault, harassment or threatening, report it to the local police. They can investigate and take legal action if necessary.

5. If None of These Stops the Bullying of a youth: Feel free to contact BullyingCanada. We have ways of working with your parents, school staff and local authorities to bring an end to your being bullied and help you heal.

What to Expect During the Reporting Process:

1. Investigation: Once the bullying has been reported, school administrators or law enforcement will investigate the situation to gather evidence and determine the appropriate course of action.

2. Support: Victims and witnesses may receive support and counselling during the reporting process to address any emotional or psychological effects of the bullying.

3. Follow-Up: After the bullying has been addressed, follow-up may occur to ensure that the behaviour has stopped and the victim is safe.

4. If you were able to get local supports to stop the bullying but you are a Canadian youth still suffering from the experience, BullyingCanada can provide free support from a professional counsellor.

Remember, you're not alone and there is help available.

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