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November 2014

Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt Q&A: Why some victims become bullies

PREVNet and University of Ottawa researcher, Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt discusses findings that show victims are more likely to move to become bullies than bullies are to become victims in this recent piece by the Ottawa Citizen.

PREVNet Unveils Facts and Tools for Schools

Last week, in conjunction with Bullying Awareness Week, Dr. Debra Pepler (York University) and Dr. Wendy Craig (Queen's University) unveiled a new toolkit for educators and school administrators.  The Facts and Tools for Schools toolkit includes over 100 pages of information to support on going bullying prevention across Ontario.

The resource also includes a definition for bullying, outlining what bullying is, what the various forms of bullying are, the difference between bullying, aggression and teasing, and how educators can identify these three areas.

Read Exchange Magazine's full article

Project Seeks to Help Parents Raise Caring, Respectful, and Ethical Children

Experts in the areas of social and emotional learning, character development, and moral development have come together on Harvard's Making Caring Common project and have developed a list of guidelines to raising caring, respectful, and ethical children. Helpful tips for parents to take action accompany each guideline, and it is the project's aim that these guidelines will help parents raise children who can empathize with others and take responsibility for others, creating healthier relationships for improved success and happiness in their adult lives. See Tips.

PREVNet's Scientific Co-Directors, Dr. Wendy Craig and Dr. Debra Pepler, win 2014 SSHRC Partnership Award

PREVNet's Scientific Co-Directors, Dr. Wendy Craig and Dr. Debra Pepler, win 2014 SSHRC Partnership Award. PREVNet's partnerships are putting knowledge into action to help prevent bullying.

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