HCDSB Students Commit to "See the Problem, Be the Solution" Bullying Prevention Launch!
The 2017 Bullying Prevention Launch: "See the Problem, Be the Solution" took place on November 21st.
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The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins school boards across Ontario in recognizing Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 19 through November 25, 2017.

On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Halton Catholic students, staff and trustees gathered at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School for the 2017 Bullying Prevention Launch: "See the Problem, Be the Solution". ​

This year-long campaign, began for HCDSB in 2010 as the 'Give Respect, Get Respect School Challenge', in partnership with the Halton Regional Police Services and our coterminous Board, Halton District School Board to address bullying prevention and awareness.

The 2017 See the Problem, Be the Solution campaign encourages grades 6-12 students to develop creative arts-based public service messages that promote equity and diversity, personal well-being, and building positive school climates. Entries are due in February, 2018 and student finalists will be recognized at a Final Gala on April 5, 2018. 

During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week and throughout the year, all Halton Catholic schools will:​

  • Develop awareness and understanding of the factors that contribute to a safe, inclusive, caring and accepting school climate.
  • Address equity and diversity, and building positive spaces at school and in their peer groups. 
  • Identify different types of bullying, including cyber-bullying.
  • Identify how biases, prejudice and hate can lead to bullying.
  • Identify different manifestations and underlying factors of bullying, such as body image, racism, sexism, homophobia, disability, etc.

Quote:

"We are very proud of our Bullying Prevention Launch as we refocus our efforts on what we believe is essential for all of our students here at the Halton Catholic District School Board; a safe and positive learning environment is critical for all." - Toni Pinelli, Superintendent of Education

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