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Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week Hub

November 15-21, 2020 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, dedicated to helping promote safe schools and a positive learning environment. 

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week represents an opportunity for educators and caregivers to discuss the importance of healthy relationships and fostering a positive school climate. If we change the way we view relationships, we can help stop bullying. We all have the power to keep kids safe.

We’re encouraging students, school staff, and caregivers to learn more about bullying and its effects on student learning and well-being by creating this hub of resources. 

Bullying and COVID-19

Samuel Kim is a PhD candidate at Queen’s University working under the supervision of Dr. Wendy Craig. His webinar Promoting Healthy Relationships and Preventing Racial Bullying examines racial bullying, specifically the stereotyping, discrimination, and stigmatization of East Asian youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. See a summary of the strategies discussed in this webinar here.

Bullying

Bullying and the Brain
PREVNet’s Bullying and the Brain blog post has insights from Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt on the neurological impacts of bullying, along with additional tip sheets and resources.

International Conference of School Bullying: Recommendations by the Science Committee 
UNESCO and the French Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports organized an International Conference on School Bullying on 5 November 2020. Prior to the event, experts from different regions of the world working on the prevention of school bullying were asked to prepare recommendations for the conference. The process was led by a Scientific Committee comprised of French experts advising the French Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for the design of its national anti-bullying programme, as well as international experts. This document presents a summary of a first set of recommendations made by the Scientific Committee

When Does Teasing Become Bullying?
Teasing can be positive because it shows closeness, affection, and familiarity. At the same time, teasing can alienate, criticize, and embarrass.
Download this tip sheet to learn more about the differences between teasing and bullying and what leaders can do to prevent bullying and keep relationships positive.

Why Bullying Prevention Policy Matters
PREVNet’s Bullying Prevention Policy bloghas more information on bullying prevention policy, including resources to learn more about how the law deals with bullying and how to implement a School Bully Prevention Plan.

Bullying Prevention Tool Kit for Educators

PREVNet’s Bullying Prevention Tool Kit resource features fact sheets and specific how-to tools addressing common bullying related issues and questions. It’s an evidence-based online resource that’s free to use and available in both French and English.

Cyberbullying

Dark Cloud: The High Cost of Cyberbullying
Dark Cloud examines a growing epidemic deeply affecting the mental, emotional and even physical well-being of today’s youth — the toll of cyberbullying and digital antagonism — through the eyes of Carol Todd. Carol is the mother of Amanda Todd, the B.C. teen whose suicide after two years of bullying, exacerbated by a cyberstalker, became a flashpoint for global action. This documentary shares insights from PREVNet's Dr. Wendy Craig.

MediaSmarts Parents Guide to Cyberbullying
For most youth, the Internet is all about socializing 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. MediaSmarts provides more information to parents and caregivers on cyberbullying and digital literacy.

PREVNet’s Cyberbullying Site sponsored by Primus
This website was developed as a parenting resource by PREVNet in partnership with Primus and provides information on how kids use tech, digital literacy, and cyberbullying.

Raising Good Digital Citizens Podcast Episode
In this TELUS Talks podcast episode with Tamara Taggart, PREVNet’s Dr. Wendy Craig and Matthew Johnson, Director of Education for MediaSmarts, share their media literacy and anti-cyberbullying expertise with parents.

What is Cyberbullying? Tip Sheet
Check out PREVNet’s Cyberbullying tip sheet for an overview on cyberbullying stats, signs, and what actions we can take to help prevent cyberbullying.

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships Series for Educators
In this series for educators working with youth, four of Canada’s leading researchers in bullying and violence prevention share their knowledge on dating violence, cyberbullying, and promoting healthy relationships in the classroom.

Healthy Relationships Training Module
The Healthy Relationships Training Module (HRTM) gives adults the training they need to help young people develop healthy social skills. It emphasizes the importance of healthy relationships and prevents unhealthy relationships and violence among people of all agesand is now available online.

Resources and Activities for Youth, Educators, and Parents/Caregivers

Stand UP! Program
The Family Channel’s Stand UP! Program provides several resources, tip sheets, and activities to help children, educators, and caregivers learn more about bullying. Test your knowledge with quizzes, encourage kindness in the classroom, and promote the development of healthy relationships. Download these resources
here.

What is Bullying? Quiz
As an activity, give your class
a quiz about bullying. This is a good opportunity to have an open discussion with your class to determine how much they know about bullying and their thoughts on the subject.

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