Calgary Police Service

Bullying

Bullying in schools is a serious concern that can lead to school violence. Whether you're the victim or a bystander, bullying should be reported immediately.

How to report bullying

If you're aware of bullying, don’t be afraid to tell someone. By speaking up, you are respecting and caring for your fellow students and taking pride and ownership of your school.

You can anonymously report bullying to teachers, principals, and police or through Calgary Crime Stoppers – a completely anonymous and effective way to report crime, or your school may have its own anonymous tip line.

If you're being bullied, contact your School Resource Officer (SRO). They will:

  • Provide advice to reduce the offender’s ability to target you. Do not be drawn into online conversations in which violence and intimidation are used.
  • Advise you to block or drop cyberbullies from your service and report abuse to the service provider.
  • Assist in determining who is responsible for bullying and deal with them appropriately.
  • They may involve you in the solution and suggest you be present in a mediation meeting with the offender or offenders. This will be your choice and will depend on your comfort level.
  • In cases where threats to your safety, home, family members, or pets are concerned, your SRO may launch a criminal investigation and charges may result.

If you don't have an SRO, report bullying to a parent or your school administration.

Need help?

You are not alone. If you're being bullied, the Kids Help Phone is a free counselling resource available 24/7.

Calgary Connecteen: a confidential peer support service for youth in Calgary and area offered by the Distress Centre.

Bully-Free Alberta: a resource for youth and adults affected by bullying.

Bullying resources for parents

CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE

In an emergency always call 911

Non-emergency 403-266-1234