What Role Can the School Play in Responding to Bullying?
SCENARIO: Your child often comes home and chats with you, telling you stories about their day at school. Lately, you've begun to notice your child making negative references to a couple of Aboriginal students in their grade. You inquire more closely, and you are disturbed to discover that your child and many of their friends share racist opinions and attitudes about these students, and don't want to spend time with them. You are concerned that perhaps the school's culture is encouraging these negative attitudes leading to bullying behaviour. You decide to approach the school.