Bullying prevention events
Join in events across Alberta and the world that promote awareness about bullying.
Bullying Awareness Week (BAW) | Nov 15 to 21, 2015
This annual event promotes bullying awareness and positivity. Let’s work together to create a civil society built on healthy and respectful relationships.
Promote Positivity and Post-It® Forward!
Albertans are encouraged to Post-It® Forward by writing an inclusive, kind message on a Post-It® note and posting it in their school, workplace or community, or sharing it online.
Alberta BAW Events
This year’s events focus on different bullying prevention themes:
Monday Nov 16 – Youth Engagement
The John Humphrey Centre is challenging young people to share their thoughts on healthy relationships.
Learn more at www.jhcentre.org
Tuesday Nov 17 – Schools
Schools are encouraged to set up a space where members of their community can post and share positive Post-It notes.
Wednesday Nov 18, 10-11:30 am – Cyberbullying Webcast
Panelists will answer questions via live chat in this webcast about cyberbullying and online behaviours.
Thursday Nov 19 – Workplaces
Workplaces are encouraged to set up a space where employees can share positive Post-It notes.
Friday Nov 20 – Communities
Communities are encouraged to share how they promote healthy relationships through events and local organizations.
Saturday Nov 21 – Gay-Straight Alliances
School communities are invited to find out more about creating and sustaining GSAs at the 2015 Gay-Straight Alliance Conference in Calgary.
Learn more at www.ismss.ualberta.ca
Safer Internet Day | Feb 9, 2016
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
Pink Shirt Day | Feb 24, 2016
Wear pink on February 24 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.
Random Acts of Kindness Day | Feb 17, 2016