Safety in Schools Blog

New Course: Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship

Cyberbullying, like any form of bullying, can be damaging to the self-esteem, reputation and emotional/mental health of the person targeted. However, cyberbullying can be relentless in ways that face-to-face bullying is not – it can reach a victim anywhere at any time. This is why our course provider and Founding Partner, SWIFT Learning, worked with
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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

November 17-23 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week across Canada. In this post, we will explore some of the basics of what constitutes bullying and how you can play a positive role in preventing bullying and supporting people who have been targeted. Jump to the bottom to see information on bullying awareness and prevention courses
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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

November 1-7 is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. Fire and emergency officials, as well as municipal, provincial and federal governments across the country are asking Canadians to brush up on our Carbon Monoxide safety and prevention practices. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odourless and colourless toxic gas produced by the burning
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End of Year Report

2018-2019 was another year of consistent growth for Safety in Schools, both in Alberta and into neighbouring provinces. Along with consistent growth in our program usage this year, we developed two more courses and completed another successful school tour. By the Numbers From June 2018 to June 2019, we experienced a 15% increase in the
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Safety in Schools Supports Healing and Incident Prevention Through Creative Sentencing

What is Creative Sentencing? Creative Sentencing has existed for decades but was largely confined to the environmental field. It was applied in a few OHS cases in Alberta in 2000 but gained momentum around 2014 as solutions were examined to prevent incidents and deaths. Creative Sentencing is rooted in Restorative Justice, which emphasizes repairing the
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Air Quality and Your Health

Air quality is an important factor in our daily health. Most of us enjoy very high air quality in our day to day lives, and we are fortunate that it is rare even in our largest urban centres during rush hour for air quality to be low enough to be noticeable. However, during wildfire season
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#CRSW2019: Distracted Driving

Chances are when you hear “distracted driving,” you think of texting. While texting is certainly one of the most common and most dangerous distractions, there are plenty of other habits that you need to be aware of and make the effort to avoid. GPS units, smartwatches, reading, eating, drinking, smoking, grooming, adjusting music, goofing around
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Canada Safe Driving Week

May 14-20, 2019 is Canada Road Safety Week. This initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)’s Traffic Safety Committee is designed to promote safe driving behaviours in order to save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. Did you know that Canada has one of the highest motor vehicle fatality rates
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May 5-11 is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week!

On Canada’s National Day of Mourning on April 28, we recognized and mourned for all of those families whose lives have been turned upside down due to workplace fatalities and severe workplace injuries. We do this because it is important to recognize and talk about the tragic outcomes that can and do result from unsafe
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National Day of Mourning

April 28 Now an international observance as a day of mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill by their job, the declaration of April 28th as the Day of Mourning began here in Canada. In 1984, unions in Sudbury, Ontario, adopted the day as one to publicly acknowledge workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, and
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