The Manitoba government is introducing an anti-bullying strategy that includes more training for teachers and online information for parents to recognize and report bullying.

New legislation is also being promised to address the role of social media in bullying.

Education minister Nancy Allan said the legislation will also support student initiatives in schools that promote an inclusive environment.

Allan said she will meet with students, teachers, principals and parents in the coming months to talk about other measures to prevent bullying.

"Our government is committed to supporting schools and communities in  providing safe and caring learning environments for our students," she said.

"We all share  a responsibility to work together to provide safe schools where all students feel respected and can reach their full potential."

The plan also includes help for teachers including expanded training supports, workshops and other professional learning opportunities, and ongoing support for the Respect in School initiative.

Parents will be able to access new information and resources online on how to recognize, deal with and report bullying.

The province says students will also benefit from strengthened anti-bullying legislation and the Tell Them From Me survey to allow schools to hear directly from students about bullying.

Allan also said the province will move forward with strong legislation that would further support students, broaden reporting of bullying and respect diversity.