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Having Regular Family Dinners Helps Protect our Kids

Dr. Frank Elgar, a PREVNet Researcher at McGill, has led a study indicating adolescents taking part in fewer family dinners were at risk of increased anxiety, depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts and substance-use when they were bullied online.

Family Channel Launches 12th Annual Stand UP! Campaign

Family is ready to go coast-to-coast with their Stand UP! rallies to four schools in Canada. PREVNet's experts will be on hand as part of Family's interactive rally presentation to help educate students on bullying prevention.

Cyberbullying is a different kind of bullying, requiring a different kind of approach by parents.

From Canada.com - PREVNet's Dr. Wendy Craig offers expert advice to parents whose children may be engaging in or encountering risky online behaviours like cyberbulllying.

Protecting Canadian Families Online - Primus Survey Results Released

The results of Primus' Protecting Canadian Families Online survey show that a surprising half of Canadian parents are concerned their child could be cyberbullying others. Working with Primus, PREVNet has provided tips and strategies for parents to help keep their families safe and educated about harmful online behaviours like cyberbullying.

Dr. Wendy Craig in the Globe and Mail

PREVNet's Dr. Wendy Craig offers thoughts on recent findings by CAMH study which reports bullying rates falling in Ontario. 

PREVNet Partner, Companies Committed to Kids Releases New Mental Health Campaign

PREVNet partner, Companies Committed to Kids (CCK) has launched a parent-focused national awareness campaign on children's mental wellness.

Dr. Danielle Quigley speaks to CBC Radio's All In A Day about the importance of science in bullying prevention programs

CBC Radio's All In a Day interviewed Dr. Danielle Quigley, PREVNet's post doctoral fellow to discuss the importance of research in bullying prevention programs.

Dr. Quigley raises important points including that 15% of existing programs make the problem worse. With only 1/3 of programs being effective, a full 2/3 are inneffective with some creating further problems.

Dr. Debra Pepler, PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director, Interviewed in The Vancouver Sun

Dr. Debra Pepler spoke to The Vancouver Sun about the importance of teaching empathy in school in bullying prevention. 


"In our society, if a child has trouble in school, we give thme tutoring, we back them up. But if a kid lashes out or is highly anxious and withdrawn, we don't do that. We don't help children solve the much more complex social problems that they face. We exclude them, we take them out of class."


PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director, Dr. Wendy Craig speaks in Regina - "Bullying Prevention: What You Need to Know"

Dr. Wendy Craig, PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director will give a public presentation in Regina on Wednesday March 27th - "Bullying Prevention: What You Need to Know". This public event is geared to parents and is sponsored by PREVNet partners - The Canadian Red Cross.



PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director, Dr. Wendy Craig in The Globe and Mail

Dr. Wendy Craig, PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director, has a tip for family doctors looking to help patients struggling with mental health issues linked to bullying. Read what she has to say in this Globe and Mail article on family doctors and their role in helping children and youth.


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