Our in-house programs are temporarily cancelled.
Unfortunately, our building has sustained significant damage due to the flood.
We will be offering some online programming in the interim.
We will be releasing more information as it become available.
Thanks so much for your understanding during this time!
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Giving the gift of talk this season? Things to consider before your child gets a phone….
Did you know the average age of a cell phone user in North America is 11 years, and some users are as young as 6?
What many parents tend to forget is that a cell phone today is more a computer than a phone. We need to make sure our kids learn how to make smart choices when online.
Teach your kids these ground rules to help them stay safe online:
- Don’t give out personal information online without your parent’s permission. This includes your name, phone number, address, email address, school, picture, credit card information, etc.
- When online, use a pretend name or nickname that does not reveal anything about you. A good example of a username is something like samtheman. A bad example would be sammy13.
- When you create a password, make sure it is easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess. Do not tell anyone your password except for your parents.
- Do not open emails, pictures or games from people you do not know and trust.
- Do not send rude emails or threats to anyone.
- Don’t buy anything online without your parents’ permission.
- Make sure what you write is appropriate to post online.
- If you make posts or comments, always tell the truth.
- Remember that online work is not private and anyone can read it or see it. Once a picture, message or other information is sent, you can rarely retrieve it fully, nor can you control who receives it, or how long it will live online.
Digital citizenship is the principles of appropriate, responsible use of technology and it is a way to understand how to safely exist in a society filled with technology. Do your part to ensure your children understand both the risks and benefits of living in an online world.
Did you know violence between intimate partners has long-lasting effects on their children? This is just one of the reasons why YouthLink emphasizes the importance of building healthy relationships and teaching kids how to identify and cope with the unhealthy aspects of relationships around them.
Scary stats and facts…
98 per cent of an estimated 4.5 million individuals forced into sexual exploitation are women and girls
Even in Canada, human trafficking entangles millions of women and girls in modern-day slavery
In Australia, Canada, and the United States, intimate partner violence accounts for between 40 and 70 per cent of female murder victims
In the U.S., 83 per cent of girls aged 12 to 16 have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public schools
(Learn more HERE)
Since 1981, with the support of the United Nations, women's activists have declared November 25 as a day to speak out against violence against women. This date was chosen in memory of the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three sisters who were political activists in the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters were killed on orders from Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo. (United Nations)
This week is Bullying Awareness Week and Friday, November 22, 2013 has been designated Blue Friday!
Mahatma Gandhi who peacefully helped lead India, now the world’s largest democracy, to independence said “Be the change that you want to see in the world.”
We want you to Be the change you want to see in your community – stand up to bullying!
United Nations Peacekeepers wear blue as a symbol of peace as they perform their work around the world. We want you to wear blue this Friday as a sign of peace and safety in our community. Wear it to school, to work and wherever you go to show you stand up to bullying!
Thirty four percent of students in grades 7-11 report being bullied online (www.PREVnet.ca). Bullying extends beyond teasing and is an abuse of power - it poses risks for both bullies and victims.
Learn more HERE.
Do your part to keep our kids safe – be the change!