2015-2016 School Registration Is Now Open
YouthLink is pleased to announce that registration for grade 6 field trips for the 2015-2016 school year has begun
Please go to http://register.youthlinkcalgary.com to get your trip booked.
Download our teacher guide to the school programs here.
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YouthLink Calgary and The Calgary Police Foundation are honoured to be a part of the Shaw Charity Classic’s Birdies for Kids program (presented by AltaLink). You can either make a one-time flat donation or a pledge for each birdie made by Champions Tour players during the 2015 Shaw Charity Classic.
Donations can be made up until Sunday August 9, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM MT.
The most exciting part of the program comes together from various corporate supporters with AltaLink being the Founding Partner. Using the tiered matching structure below, every dollar raised by a charity will be matched up to 50%.
Here is just a sneak peak at what we have in store for the new facility.
Are you being cyberbullied…is one of your friends…a sibling…your child? How would you know?
Cyberbullying is where an individual is targeted by others through the use of technology like cellphones or computers. It is intended to embarrass, humiliate, torment, threaten or harass an individual repeatedly. Usually, it is sustained and repeated over a period of time, and unlike face-to-face bullying, it can reach a victim anywhere at any time. Because of advances in technology, it can reach a huge audience very quickly.
All bullying is dangerous! It is about power and the abuse of power and its effects are immediate and can be long-lasting.
Not only is cyberbullying harmful and hurtful to the victim, sometimes, it is actually illegal. When the bullying reaches the level of criminal harassment or uttering threats, criminal charges can be laid against the bullies, even if they are underage.
We all need to understand the warning signs of both cyberbullying and being a victim of cyberbullying. Visit Get Cyber Safe to learn more about the signs of bullying and being bullied.
Talk openly with your friends and family about issues like cyberbullying. If you’re a parent, learn about what your child does online, set ground rules and teach safe online behavior.
Victims of cyberbullying often try to solve the problem themselves; this rarely works. If you know someone who is being bullied, help them understand what is happening and encourage them to address it by reporting the bullying to a trusted adult.
Bystanders, both active and passive also play a critical role when it comes to cyberbullying. A passive bystander is aware of the bullying, but does nothing to stop it. Their silence allows the bullying to continue.
An active bystander joins into the bullying by passing on a photo or message, giving the bully a wider audience.
Regardless of the role an individual plays in the bullying process, help educate them about the harm cyberbullying can do. It is everyone’s responsibility to stop this behavior.