Bullying prevention events
Join in events across Alberta and the world that promote awareness about bullying.
Bullying Awareness Week (BAW) | Nov 13 to 19, 2016
This annual event promotes bullying awareness and positivity. Let’s work together to create a civil society built on healthy and respectful relationships. This year’s theme is “Reach Out, Speak Out”. We are encouraging Albertans to promote healthy relationships by reaching out to others and prevent bullying by speaking out when they see it happening.
Events to support National Bullying Awareness Week will be taking place across the province.
This year we will focus online messaging using social media throughout the work week. Albertans are encouraged to post their messages online during five days of action using the hashtag #BAW2016.
- Monday, November 14 – Speak out on healthy relationships
- Tuesday, November 15 – Share how you have reached out and helped someone
- Wednesday, November 16 - Talk about ways to prevent bullying from happening in the first place
- Thursday, November 17 – Promote resources on healthy relationships and bullying prevention supports and services
- Friday, November 18 – Highlight what schools, communities and others are doing to prevent bullying
If you have an event you would like to be posted, please email: HS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: November 14, John Dutton Theatre Library
Event: National Bullying Awareness Week Workshops
Description: Presented by Dare to Care and the City of Calgary, Community Standards, Calgary schools will involve 3 Bully Prevention sessions facilitated by Dare to Care experts. Each session is grade specific with Gr 3 and 4 students attending session 1, Grade 5 and 6 attending session 2, and Gr 7-9 attending session 3. Students will engage in a variety of topics including how to identify bullying behaviour, tips on avoiding cyberbullying, and how to deal with bullying in and out of school. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to visit several interactive booths offered by The City of Calgary and our community partners.
Date: November 14 to 18
Event: Beyond the Hurt Training Sessions for Students
Description: This year Canmore FCSS will be training high school youth facilitators to deliver the Red Cross program Beyond the Hurt to middle school students. Students in teams of two from Canmore Collegiate High School will deliver anti-bullying presentations to the younger students at Lawrence Grassi Middle School during National Bullying Awareness Week.
Date: November 19, Lakeland Inn
Event: Bullying Prevention Session - Cold Lake Community Breakfast
Description: In support of National Bully Awareness Week, the Cold Lake Bully Free Committee will be hosting a community breakfast on November 19, 2016 to draw local awareness to the issue of bullying. There will be a breakfast and information for people of all ages.
Date: November 14 to 19, Drayton Valley Municipal Library – Main Branch
Event: Anti-bullying storytelling sessions
Description: Author and storyteller Mary Ann Lippiatt will perform stories with anti-bullying messages for elementary school children and at the Public Library.
Date: November 18, Canadian Red Cross Building, 9931-106 Street, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Event: Reach Out, Speak Out Session with Community Partners
Description: Co-hosted by Human Services and the Canadian Red Cross at the Canadian Red Cross, this event is for those Family and Community Safety Program (FCSP) grant recipients to come together to network, share information and discuss their work to promote healthy relationships and bullying prevention.
Date: November 19, Eastglen High School
Event: 5th Annual Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Alliance Conference (Registration only)
Description: The conference aims to provide support for Alberta K-12 students and teachers in the formation and maintenance of GSAs/QSAs. There will be specialized workshops specific for students and teachers which will address a variety of topics including: how to start and strengthen a GSA, gender & sexuality for k-9 students and GSAs in rural communities. Dr. James Makokis will be the keynote at the conference.
Date: November 19, noon to 6:00 pm, Community Hall
Event: Bullying Awareness Presentations
Description: Hosted by Irricana Community Services, two information sessions and a movie, will take place at the Community Hall. From noon to 2:30 pm, for young people up to age 13, and at 2:30 pm for those over the age of 13 years.
Safer Internet Day | Feb 7, 2017
Every February, people from around the world join forces for ‘Safer Internet Day’ to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and youth.
Check out our resources to help protect you and your family.
Tools for Adults – Know more than your kids!
- Internet Savvy: online tutorials on how to keep children and youth safe online
- Internet Safety Fact Sheet for Parents
- Tips for Teachers
- Get Cyber Safe
ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) teams investigate the online sexual exploitation of children. Through public education they teach people how to safely navigate the Internet and protect youth from sexual predators.
Resources for Youth
- Badguypatrol: an interactive site for 5 to 10 year olds, teaching critical Internet safety skills through fun games
- S-Teamheroes: an interactive, online game that shows kids how to deal with bullies
General Internet Safety Sites
- BeWebAware: a national, bilingual public education program on Internet safety
- Internet Shopping: tips to protect yourself and your personal information while shopping online
- Internet and Mobile Devices Safety and Social Media Tips: learn how to protect your privacy when using mobile devices and social networking sites
- Stop Hating Online: Government of Canada’s cyberbullying prevention ad. Learn what online behaviour is against the law
- Cybertip.ca: Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children
- Gary Cornfield, Q.C. with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General talks about Cyberbullying, how it affects us and what you can do to help stop bullying
Random Acts of Kindness Day | Feb 17, 2017
Each year, people across the world celebrate caring and kindness during Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week.
Facts and statistics about bullying in Alberta (infographic)
Learn how to get involved at www.safeandcaring.ca
Pink Shirt Day | Feb 22, 2017
Wear pink on February 22 to show your support to end bullying and promote healthy relationships.
Bullying is a problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and on the internet. The pain of being picked on, excluded, shamed, assaulted, or gossiped about – is unacceptable.
Being part of Pink Shirt Day is easy. Wear your pink shirt, and share it with Albertans by tweeting a photo using the #StandUp and #PinkShirtDay hashtag.