Ahead of Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, the Toronto District School Board wants its students, community and country to know that, as Canada’s largest school board, we stand firmly against bullying.
We work hard every day to ensure our schools are caring, safe and inclusive environments and have the programs in place to achieve that, but occasionally we have to do more.
This Friday, October 19, at 11am, we are asking all 250,000 TDSB students and 40,000 staff members to pause for one minute of silence in remembrance of bullying victims who are no longer with us and to support those who are being bullied right now. We are also asking schools across the province to join with us in this initiative.
While a moment of silence won’t stop bullying altogether, it is our hope that it will be a powerful message to those affected by it that we, as students, as teachers, as administrators, as people, will not stand by and let this happen.