Bullying Management Skills

What it is

An area of student need where students demonstrate either victim, bystander or bulling behaviours. Bullying behaviours involve using strength or influence with the deliberate intent of making the target victim feel uncomfortable, verbally, physically, socially and/or over social media. Students may frequently switch between roles, depending on the social situation.


• Be a caring adult and develop positive rapport with students.
• Follow up on all reports of bullying.
• Be aware of potential bullying that students may not report and address it.
• Directly teach lessons on social and emotional skills.
• Identify students who need increased support and communicate them to the school team.
• Involve community supports for whole class presentations.
• Be in frequent contact with parents, administration and other teachers.
• Enlist school counseling supports (Child and Youth Worker, Social Worker, Counselor, etc.).
• Be aware of increased behaviours and report to parents and school team.
• In a private setting, discuss your concerns with the students. Ask the student for ways that you can help.
• Consider developing an IEP Alternative Program Plan and set goals with the student and IEP team.
• Consider the development of and IEP Transition Plan to help reduce stress.
• Consider the development of an IEP with Accommodations for any instructional, environmental and/or assessment accommodations that may be helpful to reduce stress and support positive mental health for the student.
• Provide resources to the student and parent on counseling options (school and/or community).
• Provide opportunities for success and rewards for pro-social behaviours.