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Dr. Debra Pepler, PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director quoted in the Globe & Mail

PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director, Dr. Debra Pepler, was contacted by the Globe & Mail this week to offer her opinion on a new study on cyberbullying and suicide. The study, out of the Netherlands, found that children who were cyberbullied had an higher risk of suicide versus children who experienced offline bullying.

PREVNet at the Creating Caring Schools symposium

On February 7th, PREVNet took part in a Creating Caring Schools - Social Emotional Learning & Bullying Prevention symposium hosted by our partners, the Grant Peacemakers Network. The event took place in Montreal and was very successful, bringing together experts and advocates of Healthy Relationships. PREVNet was quoted in a Global News story. Other networks also reported on the event. Watch these great videos.

PREVNet Partner MediaSmarts: 25% of Canadian Grade 4 students have their own cell phones

PREVNet partner MediaSmarts conducted a survey of 5,400 Canadian children in grades 4-11 and uncovered some surprising facts about cell phones, smart phones and how children connect online. These findings are certainly eye opening! 

PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director Dr. Debra Pepler Featured In York University Ad Campaign

PREVNet's Scientific Co-Director, Dr. Debra Pepler, is a distinguished researcher whose work has changed the way we think about bullying, aggression and other forms of violence, especially among marginalized and alienated young people.

PREVNet Scientific Co-Director Dr. Debra Pepler: How to fight meanness? Try a bit of kind

PREVNet Scientic Co-Director Dr. Debra Pepler says each of us — parents, babysitters, bosses, all of us — must strive to develop healthy relationships.

Special Bullying Awareness Week edition of PREVspectives

PREVspectives - the special Bullying Awareness Week Newsletter edition from PREVNet is now out!

Video: PREVNet researcher Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt says women use "indirect aggression" to succeed

While "indirect aggression" might seem childish, PREVNet researcher Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt said that, unfortunately, studies have shown that it is "absolutely effective."


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