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UPDATE: An Open Letter to the Premiers on Bullying and Cyberbullying


Canada’s premiers, meeting as the Council of the Federation, are discussing bullying and cyberbullying at their summer meeting. PREVNet has sent them an open letter urging the promotion of healthy relationships and the prevention of bullying and cyberbullying.

UPDATE: We've added what the premeirs had to say about bullying and cyberbullying in their final communique.


Full Rehtaeh Parsons report

Read the fullRehtaeh Parsons report by PREVNet Scientific Co-Director Dr. Debra Pepler and Peggy Milton.

PREVNet hails Canadian Red Cross program as an important step toward a national bullying prevention strategy

PREVNet is pleased that the federal government is taking a role in leading bullying prevention across the country with the funding of the Canadian Red Cross Stand Up to Bullying and Discrimination in Canadian Communities project, and says it is an important first step toward a National Bullying Prevention Strategy. PREVNet is recognized as Canada's authority on research and resources for bullying prevention. The Canadian Red Cross, a PREVNet partner, will receive $250,000 to train 2,400 facilitators, aged 13 to 17, to deliver prevention workshops across the country. Youth forums will also be held in three provinces.


Dr. Wendy Craig meets with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss cyberbullying

At a private meeting in Winnipeg on Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Dr. Wendy Craig and other leading Canadian anti-bullying experts, as well as the families who have lost loved ones due to cyberbullying, to discuss how we can protect our youth.

Review of Rehtaeh Parson’s case could lead to new anti-bullying guidelines

"We're really hoping to move forward and look at how we could prevent something like this from ever happening again," said Dr. Debra Pepler who, together with Penny Milton, filed an interim report reviewing how the Halifax Regional School Board dealt with the Rehtaeh Parsons case.

A must read! What schools can do in the aftermath of the Rehtaeh Parsons case

PREVNet's Dr. Debra Pepler talks about what schools can do in the aftermath of the Rehtaeh Parsons case

"Debra Pepler, one of Canada’s foremost experts on bullying, has been appointed by the Nova Scotia government to review how the Halifax Regional School Board responded to the case of Rehtaeh Parsons."

Dr. Debra Pepler examines the approach of Halifax Regional School Board in the Rehtaeh Parsons case

Dr. Debra Pepler, PREVNet Scientific Co-Director and Penny Milton will examine the approach of Halifax Regional School Board in the Rehtaeh Parsons case.

"The Nova Scotia government has hired two experts from Ontario to review how the Halifax Regional School Board handled the Rehtaeh Parsons case before the teenager's death."

PREVNet Scientific Co-Director Dr. Wendy Craig on CTV's Canada AM

The key to preventing bullying lies in teaching empathy.

"An expert on youth bullying says the suicide death of Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons is a tragedy, but the answer to preventing future tragedies doesn’t lie in trying to criminalize all bullying"

New book helps parents handle bullying in the Frontenac this Week

"When Dr. Wendy Craig started doing her PhD dissertation at York University in the 90s, she put remote microphones on children in the playground. This was the first time anyone had recorded bullying as it was happening."


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