Safe Schools Manitoba is a partnership initiative of organizations committed to working together to enhance the safety of Manitoba's schools and communities.
What is Safe Schools Manitoba?
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, through its Cybertip.ca program, is informing the public about an app called Communet: Student Chats & Confessions currently trending with youth in Canada. The app allows users to anonymously post comments under sections that are broken out by school name. In many cases, youth are being singled out by name in comments used for personal attacks related to appearance, sexuality, race, threats or harassment.
Understanding and Responding to Bullying: A Guide for Parents
Bullying is defined as a repeated assertion of power with intention to do harm. It can take many forms – physical, verbal, social and electronic Working in partnership with schools, parents can play an important role in making sure that all children feel respected, included and safe.
A Guide for Parents identifies what to watch for, what you can do, and where you can go to get help.
Bus Drivers and Bullying Prevention
Bullying is defined as a repeated assertion of power with intention to do harm. It can take many forms – physical, verbal, social and electronic. The prevention and effective intervention of bullying behaviours requires the involvement of all members of the school community.
School bus drivers can play a critical role in making sure that all students who ride the bus everyday feel respected, included and ultimately, safe. Click here to view useful tips for bus drivers.
Safe and Caring Schools 2015 Conference: Students at the Centre
The Canadian Safe Schools Network, in partnership with Safe Schools Manitoba, is hosting a one-day conference at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg on February 9, 2015. This year’s conference will include panel discussions and interactive workshops on practical strategies, and evidence based approaches to help educators in metro, rural and northern divisions promote safe schools. Educators throughout the province will have the opportunity to showcase model and promising programs that are being implemented in their schools.