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Chapter 1: The Team Approach to Safe Schools
Throughout this book I refer to a school-based Safe Schools Team. This committee, legally required in Ontario, goes beyond the traditional antibullying committees that exist in some form or another in many schools. A Safe Schools Team is not required in order to implement any or all of the ideas in this book, but this evolved team format does have advantages.
You will also notice that in each chapter I refer to the Safe Schools Team as coordinating “action” activities, including being responsible for follow-up to the activities. This serves two purposes: (1) having someone or some group responsible for follow-up ensures that some follow-through occurs, and (2) having the team oversee follow-up ensures that ...