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Meet PREVNet

PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director, Dr. Debra Pepler shares the origins of PREVNet's work and how it has mobilized bullying prevention knowledge through its important partnerships between researchers and youth serving organizations across Canada.

UNICEF Canada launches its One Youth Campaign

UNICEF Canada launched its One Youth media campaign, a national initiative focused on better supporting the children and of Canada through awareness and engaging the public in all aspects to co-create tools fundamental for the betterment of Canadian youth.

PREVNet Awarded Funding for New Teen Dating and Healthy Relationships Initiative

PREVNet has been awarded a $550,000, two and a half year contract with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to evaluate how best to educate teachers and teachers-in-training about teen dating violence and healthy relationships.

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. 

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