"Everyone has the right to be respected
          and the responsibility to respect others"

Bullying.org is pleased to partner with PREVNet and the Canada Safety Council to support a survey about cyberbullying.

Please click on the appropriate link below to take a survey about cyberbullying as well as the nice things you do for others and enter for a chance to win a prize!

English Survey Link:

French Survey Link:


Bullying Awareness Week November 12th - 17th, 2012

Cochrane, Alberta -Bullying.org


Bullying.org is pleased to announce that the ninth annual Bullying Awareness Week will take place from November 12th - 17th, 2011. The theme will be "Stand Up" (to Bullying).


I cannot believe how much this grassroots, community-based movement has grown over the past six years, says Bill Belsey who is President of Bullying.org and the original founder of the annual event.


We have gratefully received support from businesses like Family Channel and organizations like the Canadian Teachers Federation, acknowledges Belsey.


It is very gratifying to know that this simple, but powerful idea has grown to now involve schools and communities around the world, observes the father and classroom teacher from Cochrane, Alberta.


Some people say that by talking about bullying it will just make things worse, but the worlds leading researchers say that you must name the problem and discuss it in order to prevent it. The whole idea of the week is to prevent bullying through education and raising awareness in a positive, proactive way. For far too long society has seen bullying as a rite of passage or a normal part of life. Being scared to go to school, being full of anxiety because of a harassing boss or co-workers, or thinking of hurting yourself or others because of bullying is not normal, notes Belsey.


I would like to invite all schools and communities to join this annual grassroots initiative, because bullying is not simply a school issue, it is a broader community health and wellness issue, encourages Belsey.


For more information, go to www.bullyingawarenessweek.org.


Related Research:


-bullying occurs in school playgrounds every 7 minutes and once every 25 minutes in class (Pepler et al., 1997).


-only one in four children report that teachers intervene in bullying situations, while seven in ten teachers believe they always intervene most bullying occurs close to adults.


-bullying is reduced in a school if the principal is committed to reducing bullying. -(Charach et al., 1995)


-85% of bullying episodes occur in the context of a peer group -(Atlas and Pepler, 1997, Craig and Pepler, 1997)


-83% of students indicate that watching bullying makes them feel uncomfortable. -(Pepler et al., 1997)


-bullying stops in less than 10 seconds, most of the time when peers intervene on behalf of the victim. -(Pepler et al., 1997)


-by age 24, 60 percent of identified bullies have a criminal conviction. Young children who were labeled by their peers as bullies required more support form adults from government agencies, had more court convictions, more alcoholism, more anti-social personality disorders and used more mental health services.


Note: Bill Belsey is the founder and President of Bullying.org*. He is the creator of www.bullying.org, the world's most-visited and referenced Website about bullying, www.cyberbullying.ca, the worlds' first Website about cyberbullying, the annual Bullying Awareness Week, see www.bullyingawarenessweek.org and www.bullyingcourse.com, which offers online courses and Webinars for parents, educators and concerned citizens about the issues of bullying and cyberbullying. Mr. Belsey is a father of two teenage children and currently teaches grade five at Springbank Middle School for Rockyview Schools Division in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, see www.coolclass.ca Canadas Coolest Class! He is a winner of the Prime Ministers Award for Teaching Excellence and a Fellow of the prestigious World Technology Network.
*Bullying.org is a proud partner of PREVNet, See http://prevnet.ca/ for more information.

Febuary 15, 2011

National Child Day (celebrated every year on November 20th)

Children under the age of 18 are entitled to all of the human rights defined in the Convention but most children (and adults!) are not aware of it. Our goal is to create a forum for educating and dialoguing with youth online about their rights.

By logging on to www.childandyouthrights.net , children and youth can now access information that explains what childrens rights are, why children and youth should care about their rights, and what they can do if their rights are being violated. Empowering and thought-provoking, the articles use real-life stories and impactful graphics to help dramatize the importance of rights for children.



June 22, 2008


Invitation to Participate in National Youth Survey


Who:    Young people aged 13  17 years old across Canada


What:   Take 10-15 minutes to give your views on-line or on paper.


Why:   Contribute to a national profile of what life is like for Canadian young people in home, school, and community, as well as a profile of youth in care. 


            The results of the survey will be used to provide a picture of the experiences of young people across Canada.  It will provide information for a report being prepared by non-government agencies on the rights of children in Canada.


            Other reports and surveys have asked if young people know about their rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  This survey asks young people about the reality they experience in home, school, and community.   These experiences will be compared to the provisions of the Convention to inform governments and organizations that work for children of how well we are doing in Canada and how we can improve respect for the rights of young people.  


Important Facts: 

·        Privacy is protected; name is not given; only group results will be reported.

·        Research is being done by the Cape Breton University Child Rights Center, with ethics approval of the university.

·        Findings will be posted on CCRC website at www.rightsofchildren.ca for your use in activities with young people.


Next Step: 

·        Go to www.rightsofchildren.ca for link to survey.

·        Send a message to [email protected] to get a print copy of the survey for distribution to your youth group, or further information.



Thank you for your views!

Friday, June 13th, 2008

It's with great excitement that we give you news about the DVD release of "The Vicious Circle" on Friday, June 13th. Finally, after five years of hard-work and dedication from over 100 Kingston artists, the project will slowly come to a close with the release of a two-disc package that includes the film and the original motion picture soundtrack, featuring Kingston's The Jim Patterson Band and The December Social.

"The Vicious Circle" is a full-length dramatic film, five years in the works. It tells the tragic story of Trent Morrison, a fifteen year old struggling with anxiety, frustration, hate and anger and the troubles of being a teen in today's society. Trent's abusive homelife and overwhelming desire to fit in is what triggers his spiral downwards as he becomes good friends with his classmate, the angry, rebellious and laidback Rob Keller. Rob introduces Trent to a whole new way of life and living free, forgetting authority and the rules. Trent finds it quite easy to slip into the trap that Rob has already fallen into. He begins taking his anger out through smoking, drugs, drinking and physically and mentally hurting those who can't fend for themselves.

Trent gains a great deal of power and loses the fear he once had of his home and authority. But this power is short-lived as Trent quickly reaches, what he comes to learn as rock bottom.

The film takes a realistic approach in it's dialogue between characters as well as its content and plot. It stars Canadian Musician Jim Patterson, K-Rock Alumnist Nancy Slater, 98.3 Fly FM's Carl Richards, Anthony Kinsella, Mitch Nasheim and Waylon Baur, as well as many more community actors. The original script for the film, then titled "Looking Through Hatred's Eyes" was finished in 2004 and ran over 250 pages in length. A year later, it was cut down to 150 pages, re-written and given the new title of "The Vicious Circle." Casting and promotion for the film began that year and a cast was chosen out of 100 Kingston candidates in late February. Filming began in the summer of 2006 and lasted for 57 days. The film's equipment was graciously sponsored by TVCOGECO, and the production of the film could not have been possible with out the monitary donations (and support) from organizations such as EVAC (End Violence Against Children), and The Kingston and Gananoque Rotary Clubs.

On September 28th, "The Vicious Circle" premiered to a sold-out crowd of over 500 people and has been the subject of many classroom discussions ever since. On May 12th, it made its television debut as part of a live, anti-bullying phone-in special and has aired, to date, a total of four times since then.

Now YOU are given the chance to own your own copy of The Vicious Circle. Keep your eyes and ears open because "The Vicious Circle" movie and soundtrack will officially be released on FRIDAY, JUNE 13th!

To view a brand-new trailer of the film advertising the upcoming DVD release, go to the "I Want to Share -Your Voices -Multimedia" section of www.bullying.org.

The 2 disc set will be sold at $20 each. For more information on how you can purchase a copy from where ever you are, visit www.impossibledreams.ca where updates will routinely be happening.

Thank you.

Nicholas Arnold
Writer, Director, Producer
Impossible Dreams











April 25, 2008

Bullying.org Canada, is a proud partner with PREVNET and is pleased to announce:

PREVNet's 3rd Annual Conference: Creating a World Without Bullying,  being held this May 28-29, 2008 at the 89 Chestnut University of Toronto in downtown Toronto (adjacent to City Hall).  

This event is Canada’s premier conference on bullying prevention and promoting safe and healthy relationships for children and youth.

PREVNet (Promoting Relationships Eliminating Violence) is a national network of 51 Canadian researchers from 25 universities and 42 national non-government and government organizations, dedicated to stopping bullying in Canada. It is led by two of Canada's leading experts in the field of bullying, Dr. Debra Pepler (York University) and Dr. Wendy Craig (Queen's University).

Learn more about the 2008 PREVNET Conference here.


January 7, 2008

We are proud and excited to announce that the E101 "An Introduction to Bullying for Educators" (E101 course) will go live on January 7th, 2008 on www.bullyingcourse.com. It is a new and very innovaitve educational resource for educators. As one educator recently told us, "I wish that we (educators) would have had this years ago!"

 December, 2007

We are very pleased to announce new resources in French! Our sincere thanks to teacher Manon Martin for her much-appreciated volunteer efforts to translate this information and create this much-needed information resource in French. We hope there may be more French resources to come in the future!

Les mythes et faits de l'intimidation (en Français) New!

November 2007

We were excited and honoured that Rick Mercer of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 'The Rick Mercer Report" national television show, chose to do one of his famous "rants" on the importance of "Bullying Awareness Week" (see www.bullyingcourse.com for more information). You can read the text of Rick's rant and view his video in the "I Want to Share -Your Voices -Multimedia" section of www.bullying.org. This content appears on www.bullying.org with the permission of the CBC and Rick Mercer. Thank you!

August 27, 2007 

We are VERY excited to announce the launch of www.bullyingcourse.com! This groundbreaking educational resource will offer online courses and multimedia presentations ("Webinars") about bullying and cyberbullying for parents, educators and anyone who is concerned with the issue of bullying in their homes, schools, businesses and communities.

August 5, 2007

Check out the great new song "Get Weak" submitted by Universal Records (Island Def Jam) recording artist Pixie Lott. in the "Your Voices -Music" section of www.bullying.org.

Bullying.org and Family Channel are pleased to announce the dates for the next annual "Bullying Awareness Week". It will take place from Sunday, November 16th until Saturday, November 2nd, 2008.

Check out the great new songs "Black and Purple" submitted by Brea and Braiden and "If I Could Fly" by Scott Towaij in the "Your Voices -Music" section of www.bullying.org.

Bullying.org is pleased be an official partner with the PREVNet. PREVNet is a network of Canadian researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments working together to promote safe and healthy relationships for all Canadian children and youth.  


We are pleased to announce the Bullying.org "Caring Kids" award.
Please click here to learn more or to nominate a special young person who is making a difference in their school or community.

Have a look at the "Special Events Calendar" that lists bullying-related conferences and anti-bullying community events around the world. Please contact us if you would like to be able to list your own event on the calendar.




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