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Family Channel Promotes Bullying Awareness Week

Family Channel StandUP! and PREVNet welcome the 15th Annual Bullying Awareness Week from November 20th-24th. Together they've partnered to create free resources and activities for teachers and parents to promote bullying awareness and discuss bullying prevention. 

PREVNet Hosts Virtual Youth Town Hall

PREVNet's Drs. Wendy Craig and Debra Pepler will be hosting a live virtual youth town hall event on November 15th at 4:30pm in Ottawa to empower youth to take the lead on bullying prevention initiatives. 

Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity Launches New Program

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity has launched a new program aimed preventing intimate partner violence among LGBTQ2S+ community.

Teachers Highlight Safe and Caring Schools for World Teachers Day

The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) chose to highlight safe and caring schools for this year's World Teachers' Day on Octoer 5th. They identified safe and caring school as an important topic because of the growing concern being expressed by members about violence in the schools.

TELUS WISE Digital Citizenship Comic Contest

TELUS WISE is running a comic contest for Canadian youth in grades 2-6. The contest calls for youth to author their own comic strip that speaks to good digitial citizenship. Submissions are due on October 6, 2017. 

PREVNet and Primus Launch New Cyberbullying Website for Parents

PREVNet and Primus have collaborated to launch a new website with cyberbullying resources for parents. This website features the latest research and resources to equip parents and empower them to do their part in helping their children and teens promote healthy relationships online. 

“Roasting” is the New Cyberbullying

PREVNet partner researcher Dr. Debra Pepler and partner organization MediaSmarts discuss “roasting” as the newest form of cyberbullying among children and youth in Canada. They state that inviting hurtful comments encourages cyberbullying behaviour. 

Teens Took a Social Media Break, Revealed Power of Connection

When six teenagers participated in the "Disconnection Challenge", run by PREVNet partner researcher Valerie Steeves, they rediscovered the power of connection with one another, their family and friends. They also reported sleeping better and spending more time outside.

Symposium Calls for Youth Mental Health Services

Over 200 delegates met in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to draft a call to action for providing increased child and youth mental health services in Atlantic Canada. PREVNet partner researcher Leena Augimeri presented tools and information to promote youth mental health. 

UNICEF: Children and Youth Are Experts of Well-Being

Canada ranks 25th out of 41 rich countries when it comes to child well-being. New research suggests that they key to improving our ranking is by engaging in conversations with children and youth about their own well-being. Across Canada, children and youth identified new aspects of well-being that existing data largely overlooks. 

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