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Researchers Recommend the WITS Bullying Prevention Program

Researchers at Dalhousie University reviewed popular bullying prevention programs, and recommended WITS for  the best effects at a lower cost and demonstrating long-term benefits.

PREVNet Renewed for 3 Years of NCE Funding

PREVNet received a funding renewal of $3.6 million from the Government of Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Knowledge Mobilization initiative on April 29th, 2016.


Dr. Wendy Craig Invested in the Order of Ontario

Congratulations to PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director, Dr. Wendy Craig who was formally appointed to the Order of Ontario, Wednesday, January 20th in Toronto, ON.

Primus and PREVNet Launch E-Learning Program to Reduce Online Bullying

Primus and PREVNet have partnered to create Canada's first e-learning program on cyberbullying, designed for parents. This program has been developed to provide adults with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to tackle this important issue and drive positive action.

Young Canadians' Experiences with Electronic Bullying: A new report by MediaSmarts, PREVNet, and Telus

In 2015 Telus partnered with PREVNet and MediaSmarts to conduct a national survey of 800 youth ages 12-18 on their attitudes and experiences as witnesses to electronic bullying.  This new report offers insight into the choices they make and how adults can better support them.

York University media release about Bullying Prevention Conference

Bullying Prevention Conference on November 13 will explore link between bullying and mental health

Dr. Debra Pepler recognized with 2015 Pickering Award

Congratulations to Dr. Debra Pepler as the recipient of the 2015 Pickering Award for Outstanding Contribution to Developmental Psychology in Canada. 

PREVNet Scientific Co-Directors Recognized for Fostering Cyber Safety

Drs. Debra Pepler and Wendy Craig announced as winners of TELUS WISE Outstanding Canadian Award for their dedication to promoting Internet and smartphone safety.

Are Canadian parents leaving kids' mental well-being off the dinner table?

Despite ranking the mental well-being of their kids as the top concern, Canadian parents aren't talking about it with them.

Bullying Prevention: Why does Canada lag behind the U.S.?

PREVNet’s Dr. Debra Pepler comments on a recent study by researchers at Columbia University regarding the association between bullying prevention policies and bullying in 25 U.S. states. 


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