Resilience, Rights & Respectful Relationships 

 Better Buddies 

How has Better Buddies and Buds helped address bullying at KVPS?

KVPS students:

  • have a clear understanding of what constitutes bullying/cyberbullying.

  • develop empathy

  • use the same language across the school eg excluded, bystander

  • know that bullying/cyberbullying behaviour is not acceptable @ KVPS

  • are able to stand up for themselves in a smart but non violent manner – Name It! (building of resilience)

  • support each other if someone displays bullying behaviour

  • articulate inappropriate behaviours to others – students have a voice!

  • feel comfortable in telling a trusted adult and will seek support regarding any bullying incidents

  • know they have the right to feel safe

  • build positive relationships with their peers and teachers

  • builds connectedness to the school

  • come to school happy/improvement in student attendance

  • have trust in our process

  • are much calmer, less physically aggressive

  • engage positively in the programs being delivered and share their experiences with their families

KVPS Staff:

  • have been given strategies on how to deal with bullying incidents – Ken Rigby’s Six Approaches to Dealing With Bullying

  • are proactive and deal with incidents immediately and effectively

  • understand the process to follow

  • have ownership of all documentation

  • are supportive of any form of primary prevention and intervention that addresses the wellbeing of all students

  • have trust in our protocols

  • feel confident when dealing with bullying/cyberbullying issues

  • have consistent approach to dealing with bullying/cyberbullying incidents

KVPS Parents and/or Guardians:

  • come and meet with Student Engagement Coordinator when there are concerns

  • know that all will be followed up and will be told of outcome in a timely manner

  • have trust in our process