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October 2012

PREVNet and the Family Channel promote Bullying Awareness Week

"Family Channel co-founded Bullying Awareness Week in 2003 and developed the Stand UP! campaign in association with PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), a national network of Canadian researchers, community organizations and governments committed to ending bullying and promoting positive relationships."

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PREVNet Researcher Dr. Shelley Hymel in 24Hrs Vancouver

Accuracy of independent and government bullying surveys questioned

"A new survey on cyber-bullying and its “traditional” counterpart suggests more than half of B.C. teens tell their parents they’ve been bullied, and nearly a quarter say they’ve been cyber-bullied."

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Dr. Wendy Craig in the National Post

Amanda Todd and the greatly exaggerated cyber-bullying plague: Web harassment not on the rise, researcher says.

"When 15-year-old Amanda Todd took her life this month after suffering years of online torment, it sparked an outcry over what was portrayed as a growing scourge. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark raised the possibility of criminalizing cyber-bullying in response to the Port Coquitlam teen’s death."

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Dr. Debra Pepler in the Toronto Observer

"Antonio Virgo used to be a bully. In high school, he would tease others to build himself up, he says. Then it hit him. He stopped bullying once he understood how his actions could lead to very real, very serious consequences, the now 22-year-old Durham College student said."

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Dr. Wendy Craig speaks to CKWSTV

“Bullying Part 2:Have Your Ever Been A Victim of Bullying?"

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PREVNet Researcher Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt speaks to Global News on how Bullying can negatively affect a victim's brain

"Bullying can not only affect a teenager’s everyday life but can negatively affect both their memory and ability to deal with stress in a healthy manner says Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt from the University of Ottawa."

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PREVNet Graduate Student Harrison Oakes

Mentioned in the Winnipeg Free Press - Vigils honour Amanda, condemn harassment

"They lit candles, shared their thoughts and collectively took a quiet stand against the kind of torment that caused a British Columbia teen to take her own life."

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PREVNet Graduate Student Harrison Oakes speaks to CBC Canada

Man. Amanda Todd vigil supports anti-bully message

"A sombre candlelight vigil on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature honours Amanda Todd and other victims of bullying."

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Dr. Wendy Craig speaks to CTV News

Putting an end to Bullying, NDP MP Calls for National Strategy

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PREVNet Graduate Student Harrison Oakes speaks to the Winnipeg Free Press

Online anti-bullying guide helps educators help kids

"For Harrison Oakes, bullying is more than academic. He was bullied as a teenager to the point where he tried to kill himself. Now 28 years old and a third-year psychology student at the University of Winnipeg, Oakes let his adolescent despair motivate his desire to help other teens before they suffer the tragic fate of Amanda Todd."

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Dr. Wendy Craig in the Alberni Valley Times

Fighting Bullying is Everyone's Responsibility

"Despite all the awareness raised around the issue, bullying remains worse than ever among Canadian youth."

Dr. Joanne Cummings on Why Bullying Matters on rabble.ca

"When I was around 10 and 11 years old, at an old fashioned Jewish summer camp, I found myself surrounded on all sides by bullies -- people who I'd thought were my friends who turned out to make great sport of moving my mattress, while I soundly slept, from the summer camp cabin all the way to the docks where the canoes and kayaks were."

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Dr. Debra Pepler mentioned in The Globe and Mail

The best protection against bullying isn't legislation

"Amanda Todd’s story makes your blood boil and your heart break. At 12, she was lured by a cyberstalker to flash her body on the Internet. The stalker made sure the image followed her for years. Other kids tormented her and called her “porn star.” She killed herself last week. "

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PREVNet Partner, Canada Safety Council

Today's Timely Tips: Put an end to cyber bullying.

"The suicide of 15-year-old Amanda Todd has focused national and international attention on cyber bullying and the need for awareness, education and intervention."

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PREVNet Researcher Dr. Shelley Hymel speaks to the Toronto Star

Amanda Todd: Suicidal teen talked to her mother about death

"Amanda Todd was sick in bed for two days but checked in with her mother, who was at work, before deciding to end her life last week."

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Dr. Debra Pepler on TVO Parents

Do We Need a National Strategy to Prevent Bullying?

"I forced myself to watch Amanda Todd's YouTube video today. It's heartbreaking. She describes the events that led to her attempts to kill herself. She did kill herself last week."

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Dr Wendy Craig in Macleans magazine online

Motion by New Democrats calls for national fight against bullying

"The taunting faced by teens these days is far worse that it was 20 years ago, the New Democrat MP said today as his motion calling for a national effort to fight the problem came before the House of Commons."

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Dr. Wendy Craig in the Financial Press

Regarding electronic bullying and social media

"When Dany Morin was being picked on in high school, there was no such thing as Facebook."

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Dr. Wendy Craig on CBC News Canada

Anti-bullying campaigns get higher profile but few funds

"Despite growing awareness about the potentially devastating consequences of bullying, advocates working to combat the problem say they're badly in need of financial support."

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Dr. Debra Pepler guest on CBC Radio

Ontario Today - Topic "What Stops Bullying"

"The suicide of BC teen Amanda Todd prompts calls for a national anti-bullying strategy."

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Dr. Wendy Craig in the Kingston Whig

Time for action against bullying

"Developing a national strategy to combat bullying is long overdue, a local expert says."

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Dr. Debra Pepler speaks to City TV

About the problems young people face in the wake of the suspected suicide of a Port Coquitlam, B.C teen who made a video saying she was being relentlessly bullied.

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Dr. Wendy Craig speaks to the National Post

"Cyber bullying on social media is at ‘a breaking point,’ says NDP MP championing private member’s bill"

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Dr. Wendy Craig talks to the Huffington Post Canada

The Least We Can Do Is Learn From Amanda Todd

"With the recent case of 15-year old Amanda Todd, (a former Grade 10 student at the Coquitlam Alternate Basic Education school in British Columbia, who killed herself Wednesday as a result of a cyberbullying campaign..."

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PREVNet in the Canadian Teachers' Federation

Promoting healhty relationships. PREVNet offers new training module for teachers and adult leaders

"Adults play a critical role in socializing children and youth, enabling children and youth to form healthy and respectful relationships with their peers."

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