Vancouver Anti-Bullying Conference
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
2300 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC
In this two-day workshop, parents and professionals will have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to prepare and respond effectively to bullying. Topics include: understanding cyberbullying, safe social networking and sexting, responding and preventing cyberbullying, school-wide interventions and promoting healthy relationships to prevent bullying.
With the rapid growth of technology and innovative new methods of communication, children and youth are now more accessible to one other; increasing the space for conflict and abuse. It has become an increasing challenge for parents and professionals to effectively address and respond to the problem of bullying.
In a study conducted by The University of Toronto (2008), 21% of students had experienced online bullying in the past three months and 10% had experienced sexual harassment in the form of words or photos. Such instances of bullying can have long-term developmental effects and lead to tragic consequences.