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Invitation to Parents & Public – Nov. 12, 2013 Social Media Info Session  (PDF Format) 


Parents as Partners in Bullying Prevention and
Navigating through the Social Media Pathways

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
R.E.M. Lee Theatre
4920 Straume Avenue, Terrace

Parents and community partners play an integral role in preventing bullying behaviours and monitoring the complex challenges and issues of social media.


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Coast Mountains School District, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and other community partners, in collaboration with Safer Schools Together and BC’s Ministry of Education Erase Strategy extend an invitation to parents and members of the public to attend an information session on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre regarding bullying, cyber-bullying and the use of social media in today’s world.

Our goal is to ensure that school communities continue to be safe and inclusive environments that focus on building and promoting a positive climate, culture, and connectedness for all students in a proactive and positive manner.

The November 12 information session will present guest speakers, Theresa Campbell (President of Safer Schools Together & Lead Trainer for BC’s Ministry of Education Erase Strategy) and Merlyn Horton (Executive Director of Safe Online Outreach Society), who will provide valuable information, tips, strategies and tools to support you and your children when dealing with some of today’s difficult issues.

Topics and resources provided will include:

  • Cyber-bullying and related behaviours
  • Sites and apps students are using in today’s digital world
  • Impact of social media and the effect it has on youth
  • Abbreviations and social media communication
  • Tips for adults to support children who are being targeted
  • Strategies to talk to your child about the importance of their digital footprint
  • Child’s usage, safety and privacy when online

Safer Schools Together encourages parents and community partners to attend this information session and to support our continued efforts to ensure children make safe, responsible choices.  It is our intention to keep parents updated with the most current trends in cyber-bullying and online behaviours that can help or hurt our children.    

Coming Events
  • Jan 1: Happy New Year
  • Jan 4: Back to School
  • Jan 13: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 13: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 15: Student & Kindergarten Registration Opens
  • Jan 27: Regular (Public) Board Meeting (virtual)
  • Jan 29: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)

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