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Dare to Care Parent Information Night

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 behavior 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.

 Dare to Care will be coming to Westmount School on February 25 to work with Elementary students and on February 26 to work with Junior High students around bullying prevention and awareness. Dare to Care offers a developmentally appropriate, interactive approach to helping students at every grade level better understand the difference between normal peer conflict and bullying. Through assemblies and break out groups, students will practice non-reactive strategies to complement their ‘tool belt’ of life skills. 

Dare to Care will also be offering a 2 and a half hour Parent Information Night on February 25 at 6:30pm for parents to learn about the scope of the problem in today’s society as well as the difference between normal peer conflict and bullying. Also, because we are living in a digital age, it is critical that parents be aware of what their children are doing on-line. Tips and guidelines will be provided so parents can help their children make positive choices while using social media and other technology. To conclude the evening, parents will also learn the same non-reactive life skills as the students.

The Dare to Care program is the recipient of the coveted Imagine Canada award as well as the Government of Alberta Inspiration Award for Leadership in Bully Prevention and brings a new approach to building a caring and socially responsible community. Kim Edwards, an expert in the field of bullying, will be facilitating this parent session. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

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