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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.

Kids Help Phone Provides a Supportive Ear to Children and Youth in Newfoundland and Labrador

PREVNet Partner Organization Kids Help Phone provides a supportive ear to children and youth across in Newfoundland and Labrador during World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2014 and all year round.

Canadian Red Cross Launches Raffle to Help End Bullying

The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Red Cross Campaign for Kids Raffle, with proceeds going to help Saskatchewan students learn how to address and prevent bullying.

Respect in Sport Parent Program being implemented in Winnipeg Hockey after brawl

PREVNet Partner Organization Respect Group Inc. implements Respect in Sport Parent Program in Hockey Winnipeg after a brawl that involved players, coaches and referees at a game between 12-year-old hockey teams in February, 2014.

New Globe and Mail Video for Parents featuring Dr. Debra Pepler

Available from the Globe and Mail's website, Dr. Pepler goes on camera to share constructive ways to talk with your kids about bullying.

Having Regular Family Dinners Helps Protect our Kids

Dr. Frank Elgar, a PREVNet Researcher at McGill, has led a study indicating adolescents taking part in fewer family dinners were at risk of increased anxiety, depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts and substance-use when they were bullied online.

Family Channel Launches 12th Annual Stand UP! Campaign

Family is ready to go coast-to-coast with their Stand UP! rallies to four schools in Canada. PREVNet's experts will be on hand as part of Family's interactive rally presentation to help educate students on bullying prevention.

Cyberbullying is a different kind of bullying, requiring a different kind of approach by parents.

From Canada.com - PREVNet's Dr. Wendy Craig offers expert advice to parents whose children may be engaging in or encountering risky online behaviours like cyberbulllying.

Protecting Canadian Families Online - Primus Survey Results Released

The results of Primus' Protecting Canadian Families Online survey show that a surprising half of Canadian parents are concerned their child could be cyberbullying others. Working with Primus, PREVNet has provided tips and strategies for parents to help keep their families safe and educated about harmful online behaviours like cyberbullying.

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