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How to Manage your Screen Time While Staying Home

In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), schools and offices across the country have shut their doors. Canadians staying home and adjusting to physical distancing are finding themselves spending more time online, both to read the news and to connect with friends and family.

 

Bullying Prevention Policies in Canada: What Parents Should Know

Did you know that most provinces and territories have formal legislation or policy that addresses bullying? The exact nature of the policies or laws varies across the country, but many schools now provide clear, written guidelines on acceptable behaviours and outline steps on how bullying is handled when it takes place.

It can be tricky to find this information for your child’s school, so we’ve created a list of documents that may be helpful and where to find them. 

Resources and Activities for Youth, Educators, and Caregivers

As Bullying Awareness and Prevention week comes to a close, we invite you to review this week’s topics and the many resources provided for youth, educators, and caregivers.

Why Bullying Prevention Policy Matters

Bullying is a major problem for Canadian children and one we cannot ignore. As bullying rates in Canada remain higher than 2/3 of Western countries, impacting social relationships, well-being, and overall health, the importance of bullying prevention policy has never been stronger.

Cyberbullying

For most youth, the Internet is all about connecting and socializing. And while most of these social interactions are positive, increasing numbers of kids are using the technology to intimidate and harass others – a phenomenon known as cyberbullying.

Bullying and the Brain

Recent research on the neurological impacts of bullying has increased our understanding of the mental and physical impacts of bullying. 

What is Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week?

November 17-23, 2019 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, dedicated to helping promote safe schools and a positive learning environment.

The Importance of Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week

Next week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, and we’re encouraging students, school staff, and caregivers to learn more about bullying and its effects by posting resources on our blog all week.

Acknowledging Victimized Children's Strengths

We often see stories of victimized children "standing up" to bullying profiled in the news. These actions are certainly brave and can call attention to the bullying problem and perhaps even promote change. But not all expressions of power by victimized children are so obvious.

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