We take bullying seriously.
In fact, bullying is just another word for harassment - a criminal offence - and it is a community issue that affects both youth and adults.
If you or someone you know is being bullied on or offline, it’s important to tell someone. If you are being threatened, you should contact the police by calling 613-230-6211 or if at any time you feel that you’re in immediate life-threatening danger, call 911.
Online Bullying (cyber-bullying)
When online, people often feel anonymous and say things that they would never say out loud or face to face.
What to do about online bullying:
- Take a deep breath. It might be tempting to respond to the text, post, or email but it’s better not to reply. Tell someone you trust instead.
- Don’t delete it. Save the messages or take a screen shot. For online messaging, e nsure that chat logging is turned on so that it records of conversations. Having a record of threatening, intimidating or harassing emails or messages may help police investigate.
- Block the bully. If you don’t know how to block them, contact your cellphone provider or check out the site’s “help” section.
If you need someone to talk to , contact: