June 9, 2020
In response to the recent death of George Floyd, adding to the long list of Black men, women, and children killed in recent years by police in the United States, protests and demonstrations have erupted across the US, Canada, and the world, and the topic of violence, racism, and oppression have commanded the conversation.
June 8, 2020
Looking for an easy way to get caught up on the latest in teen dating violence research? Up-to-date, empirical research has a critical role to play in the practice of Teen Dating Violence intervention programs, and PREVNet aims to support ease-of-access to this research.
April 16, 2020
From supporting children's mental health to staying active and entertained, there's a wealth of information on COVID-19 to be found online. We've created a resource hub full of helpful links - find tips for talking to your children about the pandemic, how to work from home, and how to stay connected from a distance. Be sure to check back often as we regularly update the list with new resources.
February 18, 2020
By Irene Hong, Ph.D. Student, Queen’s UniversityDid you know that most provinces and territories have formal legislation or policy that addresses bullying? The exact nature of the policies or laws varies across the country, but many schools now provide clear, written guidelines on acceptable behaviours and outline steps on how bullying is handled when it takes place.It can be tricky to find this information for your child’s school, so we’ve created a list of documents that may be helpful and where to find them: 
November 21, 2019
Bullying is a major problem for Canadian children and one we cannot ignore. As bullying rates in Canada remain higher than 2/3 of Western countries, impacting social relationships, well-being, and overall health, the importance of bullying prevention policy has never been stronger.
November 20, 2019
For most youth, the Internet is all about connecting and socializing. Online activities can allow youth to explore their identities and reduce feelings of social isolation. And while most of these social interactions are positive, increasing numbers of kids are using the technology to intimidate and harass others – a phenomenon known as cyberbullying.
November 19, 2019
Recent research on the neurological impacts of bullying has increased our understanding of the mental and physical impacts of bullying. Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt points out that this form of trauma can result in “invisible” biological changes that increase risks to health and well-being – both in the short and longer terms.
February 28, 2019

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November 23, 2018
Written by Dr. Kirsty Lee, University of Ottawa (@DrKirstyLee)
November 22, 2018
Written by Carleigh Sanderson, PhD candidate, School of Psychology, University of OttawaAnyone who has witnessed or been subjected to bullying can attest to the fact that bullying is a destructive social experience. Researchers have corroborated that the effects of childhood bullying are felt well-beyond the initial incident. Furthermore, the damaging effects of bullying have been shown to impede social relationships, deteriorate well-being, disrupt physiological processes, and degrade overall health.