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UNICEF Report Reveals Canada’s Poor Ranking for Children’s Well-Being

A recent UNICEF report revealed that Canada ranks poorly among wealthy countries for children’s well-being. This ranking is a combination of many factors including declining mental health, bullying and healthy relationships.

Media Literacy Week 2017 Announced

PREVNet partners MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) have announced their annual Media Literacy Week, to be held November 6-10th. This year’s focus is on diversity and inclusion online for children and teens. 

PREVNet's Partnership Featured as NCE Highlight for 2017

PREVNet’s partnership with SHIFT featured by the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) as one of 10 stories of innovation in Canadian research partnerships. 

Why Bullied Teens Are More Likely to Engage in Substance Use

Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater weighs in on the results of a recent study which found teens who are experiencing bullying are also more likely to smoke, drink and use drugs. 

25 Years Later: Canada's Ratification of the Convention of the Rights of the Child

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children examines how Canada has done 25 years after the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Dr. Debra Pepler on Why Canada Lags Behind the U.S. in Reducing Bullying

Dr. Debra Pepler featured in Global News online report discussing why the U.S. is doing better than Canada at addressing bullying problems.

Being Safe & Savvy Online: New Ophea Article on Fostering Digital Citizenship

Dr. Wendy Craig explains what being a good digital citizen means and offers suggestions for teachers and parents for supporting children and youth who are entering the digital world.

Family Channel Stands Up To Bullying With Weeklong Programming Event, Beginning November 14

Family Channel is celebrating its 14th annual Stand UP! Bullying Awareness Week campaign with an entire week of programming dedicated to bullying prevention!

Researchers Recommend the WITS Bullying Prevention Program

Researchers at Dalhousie University reviewed popular bullying prevention programs, and recommended WITS for  the best effects at a lower cost and demonstrating long-term benefits.

PREVNet Renewed for 3 Years of NCE Funding

PREVNet received a funding renewal of $3.6 million from the Government of Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Knowledge Mobilization initiative on April 29th, 2016.

 

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