Cyberbullying Webcast

Participate in our Cyberbullying Webcast on November 18

10:00 am to 11:30 am

This interactive webcast, hosted by Human Services and Education, will provide information for parents and those who work with youth more information on cyberbullying. The webcast will feature a panel of community experts and professionals who will discuss what cyberbullying is, how it affects youth, how to prevent it and how to promote healthy relationships online.

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Panel members:

 Kirsty Harcourt, Red Cross Moderator

Kristy is the Violence Prevention Training Coordinator for the Canadian Red Cross.  Through her teaching and consulting work, Kristy educates Albertans on practical techniques to promote healthy relationships and prevent abuse.   

Cpl. Lara Bristow, RCMP   

Cpl. Lara Bristow is a member of the RCMP’s Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team's Internet Child Exploitation unit (ICE). Cpl. Bristow works in the Northern Region of Alberta (from Red Deer to NWT) to reduce exploitation of children and youth over the internet.  

 Wendy Hoglund, PhD, University of Alberta 

Dr. Hoglund is an Assistant Professor of Developmental Science at the University of Alberta. Her work examines the factors that influence children’s social-emotional development (aggressive behaviours, symptoms of depression and anxiety) and academic functioning (engagement, achievement). 

 Brad Burns, Principal of Highlands School 

Brad Burns is the principal at Highlands School in Edmonton where his focus has been working with  staff, students and community to create a Restorative Culture in his school.  He works with all stakeholders to repair damage and restore hurt when ever choices are made that do not align with the vision of the school.  Brad has been an educator for the past 20 years, he has taught Art, Drama and Social Studies before venturing into administration.

Principal Burns will discuss the role of schools in preventing cyberbullying and promoting healthy online behaviours.

 Shelly Smith, TELUS

Shelly leads the TELUS WISE program (Wise Internet and Smartphone Education), which has reached over 800,000 Canadians to date.  This program has been endorsed by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and supported by partners such as the Amanda Todd Legacy, Bullying.org, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Family Online Safety Institute, Hockey Canada and PREVNet.

Get Involved In Bullying Awareness Week (BAW)

November 15-21, 2015

The Government of Alberta is focused on creating safe communities for everyone by promoting healthy relationships and preventing bullying.  

 The goal of Bullying Awareness Week is to increase awareness around the importance of preventing bullying. To do so, we all need to work together to create communities built on healthy and respectful relationships.  Albertans are encouraged to Post-It® Forward by sticking positive, inclusive and respectful Post-It®s in their community and sharing them online with the hashtag #PostItForward#BAW2015 and #BullyFree

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