BULLYING IN SCHOOLS
Bullying in schools is a serious problem that must be addressed. The various forms, causes and consequences of bullying are briefly reviewed in this session for parents and community members. Participants are also provided with tips to recognize bullying; actions to take; strategies to avoid; as well as ways to work with the school.
Cyberbullying is a rapidly emerging problem that can jeopardize the safety of students and staff. In this session, we will look at the forms, dynamics and impact of cyberbullying. There will be a specific focus on the unique challenges posed by cyberbullying - it is perceived to be anonymous, occurs 24/7, and extends to an infinite audience. We will also explore issues such as the school's role in responding to off-campus incidents, legal responsibilities, effective responses, and policy development. Finally, there will be a call for a collective effort between educators, students, and parents to address this allusive, ever-changing problem.
STRATEGIES TO HELP BUILD GOOD CHARACTER
Parents, community members and educators alike are becoming increasingly aware of the need to contribute to children's character development. Why should character development be a priority? How can we work together to achieve this goal? What are the qualities of good character? These questions and more are addressed in this session for parents and community members. Participants will also have an opportunity to review and discuss strategies to help them nurture children's character development.