National School Safety Week: Helping youth define ‘normal’ online

Electronic devices such as smartphones can make communication faster and more efficient, but can also easily become channels for aggressive, hurtful or harassing behaviours. In February 2011, the Canada Safety Council partnered with the Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) to survey Canadian students, Grades 5 – 11, and gain insight into online behaviours…

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Don’t Just Stand There – Do Something

A community where people intervene for the good of others is a safer community. “The Bystander Effect” Over forty years ago, Kitty Genovese was attacked and murdered outside her New York City apartment building. Thirty-eight people heard her calls for help as they watched from behind their apartment windows. The attack lasted more than half…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month

All October, the Government of Canada is providing info to help you stay safe online. We all have a role to play when it comes to cyber security. That’s why the Government of Canada is proud to work with its private sector partners, provinces and territories, and international allies to improve our understanding of cyber threats…

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Raising Resilient Kids so they can weather life’s storms

This is a great article I picked up from http://www.raisingresilientkids.com.  At Victim Services we see a lot of bad things happen to people and a lot of amazingly resilient people……This is some great advice on teaching your children to be resilient. Resilience, which literally means, “bouncing back”, is the capability to readily recover from the aspect…

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How to celebrate Self-Improvement Month

September is Self-Improvement Month. During this month-long event, work on different areas of your life that need improvement. But instead of being overwhelmed by every area we wish to improve, take it one week at a time. Courtnie Erickson Sep 03, 2013   |   As human beings, we are our own worst critics. Most of…

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Making a Family Emergency Plan

Visit the Government of Canada’s “Get Prepared” website for great information on Emergency Preparedness. By definition, emergencies happen when we don’t expect them, and often when families are not together. Suddenly, you need to think about your kids at school or elderly parents across town. If phones don’t work, or some neighbourhoods aren’t accessible, what…

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Using technology during a disaster

We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button. But what happens in the event of a major emergency? Suddenly these tools can become vital in helping you and your family deal get in touch and stay informed. So here are…

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Sesame Street’s – Don’t be a Bully

Published on Jul 20, 2012 – This great Sesame Street video, where the monsters teach their friend to play fair, helps teach our preschoolers about bullying. For more fun games and videos for your preschooler in a safe, child-friendly environment, visit http://www.sesamestreet.org

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