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September 2017

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. 

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