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Bullying doesn’t only happen in school!
Workplace and classroom resources on anti-bullying and workplace violence prevention
In the Workplace:
Workplace bullying and intimidation can affect job performance.
Reports indicate that workplace bullying is responsible for more lost productivity in the workplace than any other cause.
Workplace bullying, and harassment, including sexual harassment, are unacceptable in any workplace, whether it's a large corporation, government department, retail store, hospital, school board – any workplace. But many people, employees and employers, don't realize when the line has been crossed – and what they can do if they are bulled or harassed.
While we are all aware of instances of bullying in schools, recognition of workplace bullying issues is relatively new. However, the concept in both instances is very similar; bullies get what they want; the bullied are afraid to speak; bystanders don't want to get involved or consider these incidents as part of the normal work day process.
Many provinces in Canada now have anti-bullying legislation in place. In Ontario, Bill 168, An Act to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act with respect to violence and harassment in the workplace and other matters, came into effect June 15, 2010. Workplaces in Ontario are now required to have the necessary policies, programs, measures and procedures in place to prevent and deal with workplace violence and harassment, making it easier for people to have their complaints addressed.
International Tele-Film offers an online training course for Bill 168 that can be used for refresher courses for existing employees or as orientation sessions with new hires: Understanding & Implementing Bill 168 – one version for employees, one version for employers. Check out our FREE online previews
A generic version is available for companies located outside of Ontario. An excellent resource for training sessions with both existing and new employees, as well as for refresher courses: Understanding and Preventing Workplace Violence. Check out our FREE online previews
More information on workplace bullying and provincial legislation, is available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workplace_bullying
Other Workplace Violence Prevention training programs available from International Tele-Film include:
Bully Beware Training Package
|Additional related programs can be found on our website under the following topics:
• Sexual Harassment
• Workplace Violence
In the School:
Take a stand on bullying.
For Educators at all levels, our educational division – Visual Education Centre Limited – carries an extensive selection of classroom DVD and streamed programs on anti-bullying and related resources.
Program subject categories include Conflict Management, How to Deal with Bullies, Cyberbullying, Sexual Abuse and more...
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International Tele-Film and Visual Education Centre are proud to partner with the Pink Shirt Organization to stamp out bullying in our schools and workplaces.
Classroom Culture: FISH! For Schools
Welcome back to the reason you became an Educator!
One of the most effective ways to help prevent bullying is to create a school culture based on respect and accountability. FISH! For Schools provides an interactive experience designed to help students and teachers to build a more respectful, focused and fun learning environment.
This research-based approach includes age-appropriate activities, discussion starters and exercises to help teachers and students:
- Forge caring, encouraging relationships.
- Build community based on common language and inclusive behaviour.
- Improve character.
- Reduce conflict and, when it occurs, resolve it.
- Enhance personal responsibility for behaviour and effort.
Designed for educators by educators, FISH! For Schools creates richer, more effective learning cultures. It combines research-based, staff-development materials, innovative classroom exercises and live learning experiences tailored to the needs of K-12 leaders, teachers, support staff and students.
Agnes Davidson School FISH! Philosophy
To request a FISH! For Schools Workshop or Keynote proposal contact