Does the school board really have an anti-bullying program?

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From the experience of one family in the Western Québec School Board, (Re: letter from February 13) the answer is no.

From the experience of one family in the Western Québec School Board, (Re: letter from February 13) the answer is no.
Bullying starts at the top. A principal who denies, dismisses, or defends bullying behaviour is at best lacking understanding of the dynamics at play between the bully and the target, or at worst is ‘gaslighting’ the target. Both approaches are harmful.
A principal who allows teaching staff to shout and scream at students is not creating a safe learning environment. The literature shows us that bullying is a learned behaviour. So what are students learning if there’s a lot of shouting going on? I’m guessing it is not mathematics or French.
I know of an English school district where the policy is “You shout, you are out”. That might be where the the WQSB could start to build and implement an anti-bullying program.
I’m so very sorry for what happened to this student. No one deserves to be treated that way.

Leila Nulty
GREERMOUNT