Help Create a Bully-Free Alberta
Call the Bullying Prevention Helpline. It’s available toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1‑888‑456‑2323. Help is provided in more than 170 languages.
Day of Pink – April 9, 2014
Celebrate International Day of Pink against bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia in schools, workplaces and communities. Play your part by wearing pink and tweeting #DayofPink and #albertapink. Hand out these fact sheets at your events.
Pink Shirt Day – February 26, 2014
Paint your town pink by wearing pink on February 26. Check out events around Alberta.
Safer Safer Internet Day – February 11, 2014
Safer Internet Day promotes safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile devices for children, youth and adults. Find out more.
National Bullying Awareness Week (November 16-22, 2014)
National Bullying Awareness Week (NBAW) is the third week of November. Look for events that have happened in your community to start planning for 2014.
Bullying Prevention and Healthy Relationships Webcast – November 18, 2013Learn how bullying affects children, adults and seniors, and how you can promote healthy, respectful relationships in your community, school and workplace.
Local NBAW Events
Communities across the province have planned events to recognize Family Violence Prevention Month and National Bullying Awareness Week. To find out about past events in your community, click on the links below. Events are added on an ongoing basis. To find out which region your community is in click here.
Events by Region:
- Southwest Alberta
- Southeast Alberta
- Calgary and Area
- Central Alberta
- East Central Alberta
- Edmonton and Area
- North Central Alberta
- Northwest Alberta
- Northeast Alberta
- Métis Settlements
Tools and Resources
- Components of an Effective Bullying Prevention Approach: A fact sheet that outlines 12 key elements to providing an effective bullying prevention approach in schools and communities, along with helpful tips on how to identify a positive approach.
- LGBTQ fact sheets
- Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying
- Gay-Straight Alliances
- Relational Aggression: A fact sheet to help Albertans recognize and deal with social exclusion, gossip and other indirect forms of bullying behaviour.
- Respecting Aboriginal Peoples: A fact sheet to help Albertans recognize the cultural differences around bullying within and from external to the Aboriginal community.
- Respecting Cultural Diversity: A fact sheet to help Albertans learn about the relation between cultural diversity and bullying.
- Stand Up and Stop Bullying wristbands – glow in the dark wristbands that signify bullying awareness and promote the Bullying Helpline and website. Contact your Regional Family Violence and Bullying Coordinator.
- Bullying Public Service Announcements and Fact Sheets DVD: A collection of our most popular bullying prevention resources packaged as a two-disc DVD set.
- Web banner ad: Highlight “Stand Up and Stop Bullying” message on your website.
- Visit the “home of National Bullying Awareness Week” started in 2003, by Cochrane, Alberta educator Bill Belsey. This website hosts information and resources to help people, at the grassroots level in communities around the world, get involved in this issue. Communities working together on preventing bullying through education and awareness.
- Additional resources:
- French resources | Translated resources in various languages
- Ordering Materials and Resources: Order resources free of charge.
Play an interactive, online game teaching kids how to protect themselves and others from bullying.
B-free.ca is a website developed by youth for youth with strategies and information on bullying.
Bully Free Alberta was created to help adults learn positive strategies on bullying prevention and intervention in children and youth.