Youth Safety Resources


Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that includes actions such as excluding someone from a group on purpose, making threats, using intimidation, spreading rumors and attacking someone physically, verbally or online.

We are providing links to some resources which provide ways of preventing and dealing with bullying.

Erase Bullying

An all inclusive look into bullying for parents, youth and the community:

  • Fostering safe schools, free of bullying
  • Promoting positive mental health and wellness in a supportive learning environment
  • Providing intervention strategies and a comprehensive prevention plan
A resource for youth experiencing bullying. Provides an outlet to discuss issues confidentially with personal attention from someone who has gone through bullying. Empowers youth to choose positive, individual change

Social Media/Internet

Opportunities online to research for projects, play games and participate in online communities are numerous but with these opportunities come risks. We offer the following links to some resources to help you keep safe.

Get Cyber Safe

This Government of Canada website includes:
 Cyber security risks and scams
 Cyberbullying and the law
 Stop Hating Online raises awareness of cyberbullying, including how to prevent it, how to deal with it, and how to report it when it happens

Personal Protection Systems

Delivers a strong message of online social media safety to schools and the community including the consequences of high risk and less than desirable online behaviour

Mediated Reality

How to become a responsible online digital citizen, protect yourself online, keep your information private and not become vulnerable to online predators

Need Help Now

Canadian Centre for Child Protection: Need Help Now.
If you (or someone you know) have been involved in an exploitation incident (otherwise known as “sexting”), this site provides you with guidance on steps you can take to get through this.

Protect Kids Online

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Mental Health/Helplines

Canadian Centre for Child Protection Delivers programs to increase the personal safety of children and reduce their risk of sexual exploitation.
Canadian Mental Health, 4871 Delta St, Delta. 604.943.1873 Local Delta resources for education, community alternatives, access to housing, income supports, crisis lines and support groups
Fraser Health Crisis Line 604.951.8855, 1.877.820.7444 24/7 helpline, Free and confidential emotional support and crisis Intervention
Ministry of Health – Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral: 604.660.9382, 1.800.663.1441 24/7 help with any kind of substance abuse issues. Provides information and referral to education, prevention and treatment services and regulatory agencies
To reach a professional counsellor, kids, teens and young adults, can call or go online 24 hours a day, 365 day a year – 1.800.668.6868,
Dealing With Depression

This Guide is based on the experience of the authors and on scientific research about which strategies work best in overcoming depression. Also, because strategies useful for adults may not be useful for adolescents, depressed and non-depressed teens helped in the development of this Guide. It is intended for:

  • Teens with depressed mood
  • Concerned adults who want to help a depressed teen
  • Other teens who want to help a friend or family member
Mindcheck – BC Mental Health & Addiction Services This interactive website helps youth check out how they’re feeling and quickly connect to mental health resources and support, including education, self-care tools, website links, and assistance in connecting to local professional resources Canadian Centre for Child Protection – Tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children
Ministry of Children and Family Development 24hr/day helpline: 310.1234 (no area code required) Toll free number from anywhere in the province, to report suspected child abuse and neglect