BullyingCanada is standing by to offer support for your child. Call, text or email us today.

BullyingCanada has been a lifesaver for me and my daughter.

When Catherine finally admitted to me she was being bullied at school, I learned some mean kids had been tormenting her for months.  I didn't know what to do to help her, or where to turn to get expert advice. I felt completely helpless. When I discovered BullyingCanada, it was a game-changer for both of us.

I phoned BullyingCanada and was connected with a volunteer named Jake. He asked that Catherine also get on the line, so he could hear directly from her what was going on. Catherine then shared with him facts she didn't have the courage to share with me.

Because Catherine's bullying had occurred over a long period and the circumstances were complicated, Jake worked with Catherine and staff at her school for four months, providing the support and guidance needed to catch and discipline the bullies.  

Because he was there for us whenever we needed to supply him with updates or ask more questions, I saw Catherine slowly regain her confidence.

She started sleeping and eating better, and Catherine's grades – which had dipped over the past few months – improved. She began to like going to school again, and deepened her love for learning.

Not only did her school principal discipline the bullies, they were coached by the guidance counsellor. And Jake taught the school's staff how they could more effectively implement the school's bullying policy – making the school safer for all their students.

As a parent, I'm so grateful for the help and guidance we received from BullyingCanada and Jake. They really went above and beyond to help us and ensure Catherine was safe and happy again.

Through this experience, I learned that almost half of Canadian parents report having kids that have been bullied. BullyingCanada is critically needed for their expertise in bullying intervention, and will go the extra mile to help kids who are victims of bullies.

If you or someone you know is dealing with bullying, I highly recommend reaching out to BullyingCanada for help. The support and guidance you receive can make all the difference in the world to kids you care about.


Parent of Catherine, a 10-year-old victim of bullying

What is bullying?

Bullying is a repeated behaviour that is intended to hurt, harm, or intimidate another person. This can be done in a variety of ways, including physical aggression, verbal abuse, exclusion, or online harassment. Bullying often involves a power imbalance, with one person or group exerting their power over another person who may be weaker, more vulnerable, or simply different due to their gender identification, the colour of their skin or hair, or because they have a disability.

Bullying can occur anywhere including at school, online, in sports teams, and in social situations. It can have serious and long-lasting effects on the youth being bullied, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and physical health problems. Children who are bullied may struggle in school and may have difficulty forming positive relationships with others.

What's most concerning that extreme or long-lasting bullying can push kids beyond their capacity to cope, driving kids to self-harming behaviours, or even considering taking their own life to end their pain.

It's also important to understand that by the time a child reaches out to a someone for help, they've probably endured being bullied for a long time.

As parents, it's important to talk to your children about bullying – whether you think your child is being bullied, has been a witness to bullying incidents, or being a bully to others. Make sure they know that it's not okay to be bullied, to hurt others or to stand by and watch it happen. Encourage them to speak up if they or someone they know is being bullied, and teach them to be kind and respectful to others. If your child is being bullied, it's important to take action by talking to their teacher, school counsellor, or another appropriate authority figure. And that BullyingCanada is here to help your bullied kids 24/7.

Remember, bullying is never acceptable, and everyone has a right to feel safe and respected.

What are the long-term effects on youth who are bullied?

Bullying can have significant and long-lasting effects on the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of children and young people. Some of the long-term effects of bullying can include:

Low self-esteem
Children who are bullied often experience a decline in their self-confidence and self-worth. They may feel like they are not good enough, or that something is wrong with them, which can lead to a lack of self-esteem.
Anxiety & depression
Children who are bullied may experience anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, including feeling suicidal. They may struggle with feelings of stress, sadness, hopelessness, and despair, and may have difficulty coping with daily activities.
Trust issues
Being bullied can lead to a lack of trust in others, as children may become wary of forming new relationships or opening up to others.
Academic difficulties
Children who are bullied may experience difficulty concentrating in school, and their academic performance may suffer as a result. They may also be more likely to skip classes or drop out of school altogether.
Physical health problems
The stress and anxiety of being bullied can lead to physical health problems, such as headaches, stomachaches, and other stress-related illnesses.
Substance abuse
In some cases, children who are bullied may turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with their feelings of isolation and despair.

It's important for parents to take bullying seriously and take steps to prevent it from happening to their children. If your child is being bullied, it's important to seek help from their teachers, counsellor, a doctor, or from BullyingCanada. By addressing bullying early, parents can help their children overcome the long-term effects of bullying and allow their kids to look towards a brighter future.

How can I tell if my child is being bullied?

As a parent, it's important to be aware of the signs that your child may be experiencing bullying. Some signs include:

If you notice any of these signs in your child, it's important to talk to them and find out what's going on. Let your child know that you are there to support them, and take steps to address the situation, such as talking to their teacher or school counsellor, and reporting the bullying to the appropriate authorities. Also, BullyingCanada is here to help your child, when you're unsure how to help!

Remember, bullying is never acceptable, and every child deserves to feel safe and respected.

How do I talk with my kid to find out if they're being bullied?

If you suspect that your child is being bullied, it's important to talk to them about it in a supportive and non-judgmental way. Here are some tips:

Most importantly, show your child that you care and that you are there to support them. By talking openly and honestly about bullying, you can help your child feel more empowered and less alone, and help them find the resources they need to overcome this challenging situation.

How can I support my bullied child?

If your child is being bullied, there are several ways you can support them and help them cope with the situation. Here are some tips:

Remember, bullying is never acceptable, and every child deserves to feel safe and respected at school. By providing your child with the support they need, you can help them overcome this challenging situation and build a brighter future.

Lean on our programs

In addition to our 24/7/365 Lifeline: Bullied Youth Support Network, we have a variety of other programs available. If you feel you need something not currently available, please let us know and we'll do our best to support you.

Lifeline: Bullied Youth Support Network

Lifeline: Bullied Youth Support Network

A 24/7/365 support service with expertise in helping bullied YOUTH.

Empowering Youth Workshops

Empowering Youth Workshops

Creating open minds and protecting children


How can BullyingCanada help my child?

BullyingCanada is a nonprofit organization that provides support and resources to those affected by bullying. If your child is being bullied, BullyingCanada can help, free of charge, in the following ways:

BullyingCanada provides free counselling services to those who have experienced bullying. Your child can speak to a trained counsellor who can provide support and guidance on how to cope with bullying.
BullyingCanada has a wealth of resources available on its website, including information on how to identify bullying, how to report bullying, and how to build resilience and self-esteem.
BullyingCanada can act as an advocate for your child by working with schools, law enforcement, and other organizations to address bullying and ensure that your child is safe.

BullyingCanada is committed to educating the public about bullying and its effects. They offer presentations and workshops to schools, community groups, and other organizations to raise awareness and promote positive change.
BullyingCanada provides a safe and supportive space for those who have experienced bullying. Your child can connect with others who have been through similar experiences and receive support and encouragement from a community that understands what they are going through.

If your child is being bullied, reaching out to BullyingCanada can provide them with the support and resources they need to cope with the situation. Remember, no one deserves to be bullied, and there is help available. By working together with organizations like BullyingCanada, you can help your child overcome bullying and build a brighter future.

I am being bullied. Can you help me?

BullyingCanada is focused solely on providing support and resources to children and youth who have experienced bullying.

While we realize that bullying impacts people from all walks of life, we do not have the capacity to assist adults. That said, adults seeking help with bullying can contact their local mental health services or a therapist who specializes in working with adults who have experienced bullying.

There may also be support groups in your area that can provide a safe and supportive space for adults who have experienced bullying.


In addition, there are also online support groups and forums where individuals can connect with others who have experienced bullying and receive support and advice.


It's important to know that you are not alone and that help is available. While BullyingCanada may not be able to assist adults directly, we hope the information we provide is valuable to you and that you find the support you need to cope with bullying.

You're not alone.
We are here to help.

get help now

Stay updated with the latest news!

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Can you make a difference for bullied youth?