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:
|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|
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:
|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
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.
|Protect Kids Online
• Check out the new campaign from @CdnChildProtect! www.Protectkidsonline.ca is a great tool for #parents to keep kids of all ages safe online!
|Canadian Centre for Child Protection||Delivers programs to increase the personal safety of children and reduce their risk of sexual exploitation.|
|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, KidsHelpPhone.ca|
Dealing with Depression 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.
Dealing with Depression is intended for:
|Foundry BC||Foundry BC
Health and social services for youthFoundry is a province wide initiative supported by the Government of British Columbia. Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in communities across BC.
|Cybertip.ca||Canadian Centre for Child Protection – Tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children|
|Reporting Child Abuse in BC||If a child is in immediate danger, call police (call 9-1-1 or your local police) to intervene.
If you think a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker.
|Teens Vaping – a tip sheet||Health Canada has produced this tip sheet for parents to talk to their teens about vaping. Vaping nicotine can alter teen brain development.|