Safety Centre - Online Safety
Passport to the Internet
An interactive Internet literacy tutorial that helps students in participating school districts develop the critical thinking skills they need to apply to their online experiences.
Passport to the Internet, using simulations of the most popular Internet environments, teaches students about online safety, authenticating online information, recognizing online marketing ploys, protecting their privacy, managing online relationships and dealing with cyberbullying.
Media Awareness Network Resources
A collection of online games and quizes designed to provide students with the savvy to spot Internet scams, identify advertising, avoid common online privacy mistakes, and much more. Presented by the Media Awareness Network, the same organzation responsible for the very popular "Passport to the Internet" resource.
Be The Change
A teacher- and student-produced video depicting the effects of online bullying. The powerful production combines dramatic vignettes in the form of a play, live music and music videos to illustrate the causes, effects and some ways to combat online bullying in schools. Click here to watch the video.
Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt Day started in 2007 when two grade 12 students from Nova Scotia decided to stand up for a fellow student who had been harassed for wearing a pink shirt to school. They arranged for dozens of other students to wear pink the next day at school to show support for the harassed student. The movement has grown internationally and now, on a day every February teachers, parents and students wear pink to raise awareness to the problem of bullying in our schools.
Click here for more information on Pink Shirt Day, and how you can get involved.
Here is a great Pink Shirt Day flash mob video organized by students from Reynold's Secondary, Arbutus and Cedar Hill Middle Schools.
Free Confidential Counselling for Kids and Teens
Violence & Abuse, Bullying, Friends, Dating, Family, Sexual Orientation, School, Physical Health, Emotional Health, The Internet, Living on your own www.KidsHelpPhone.ca
1 800 668 6868
Stop a Bully
Stop a Bully is an action-based resource meant to provide immediate support to any Canadian student who is suffering from bullying and doesn't know how to make it stop.
This program provides both a Bullying Reporting System and as well as a Bullying Deterrent in schools by increasing awareness and accountability. This program is also meant to empower students to become active participants in reducing bullying in their own schools.
Stop A Bully is an independent program funded and run by a B.C. teacher. www.StopABully.ca