Province announces new rules to help teachers deal with bullying
People gather at a memorial honoring teen Amanda Todd in Maple Ridge, B.C. Todd, who was a victim of bullying, took her own life. (Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 6:19AM CST
The province is developing a code of conduct for teachers to help them deal with kids who are being bullied.
It’s meant to be a tool for teachers and to promote a consistent provincial anti-bullying strategy.
The document is being developed collaboratively by the province and various school system representatives, including teachers, parents and trustees.
It will also provide guidance to principals and teachers on how to respond to inappropriate conduct, including bullying or cyberbullying, that take place both in and outside of school hours
It's all part of the Manitoba government's larger anti-bullying action plan, which includes the controversial anti-bullying bill, Bill-18.