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PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
BULLY PROOFING YOUR CHILD
All parents want their children to be happy and successful. Finding out that your child is having problems because of bullying, either at school or online (cyber-bullying), can be an upsetting and stressful experience. Bullying behaviour is not always easy for adults or children to recognize or define. A fight between friends or siblings or rough play between children with equal power is conflict, not bullying. Bullying is when a person or group of people repeatedly and intentionally use their power to hurt, embarrass, threaten or exclude another person.
Participants in the 2.5 hour Parent Information Night will learn about the scope of the problem in schools/sports today as well as the difference between normal peer conflict and bullying. Tips and guidelines will be provided so parents can help their children make positive choices both on-line with social media and other technology and in their daily face to face interaction. To conclude the evening, parents will also learn six, non-reactive life skills. Since it is likely that all children/youth will experience some form of bullying or cyberbullying at least once during their school career, parents will be able to reinforce these skills at home and, as a result, children will feel more confident and competent in dealing with bullying situations.
The Dare to Care program is the recipient of the coveted Imagine Canada award and was recently awarded the Government of Alberta Inspiration Award for Leadership in Bully Prevention.
All parents are strongly encouraged to attend.