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Preliminary ALERT – Netflix: 13 Reasons Why Season 2 Premiere

The Top 3 Social Media and Online Sites Students are Using Right Now

The Top 3 Social Media and Online Sites Students are Using Right Now The online and social media landscape is constantly changing, and middle school and high school students are often the first to use new social media sites and other digital products. As a campus security and public safety Read More…

Finding your way through the online world

Keeping up with the latest social media apps and crazes is not an easy task, especially for parents trying to keep an eye on what their child is getting involved with on their phone. Nick Chernoff of Safer Schools Together was in the South Okanagan last week, offering some help Read More…

‘No app for empathy’: Provincial workshop teaching digital manners heads to Richmond

This week, Richmond parents will have the opportunity to learn how to teach their children about using technology appropriately and safely at a digital literacy workshop. The Raising Digitally Responsible Learners workshop, taking place on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Ferris Elementary, is part of a series of workshops Read More…

Digital Footprint’s Role in Risk Assessment for Violence Prevention

Watch as Eileen Shihadeh of Raptor Technologies and our own Theresa Campbell show how to use tools to establish a digital footprint, and how that can aid in risk assessment.

High River Online – Parenting in the Digital World

March 17th, 2018 A evening of social media awareness and parenting in the digital world was a wealth of information recently. Sam Jingfors, vice president of Ensuring Safe and Caring School Communities lead the discussion with parents recently at Senator Riley School. He says one of the major things is Read More…

Oliver Chronicle – Students learn about online safety

March 8th, 2018 “How many of you use social media?” Nick Chernoff from Safer Schools Together asked Grade 5, 6 and 7 students from Tuc-el-Nuit and Oliver Elementary schools. Most of them raised their hands. Chernoff spent last Tuesday presenting to students and parents in Oliver about the risks that Read More…

NBC News – Feature on PSSTWorld Anonymous Reporting Tool

http://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/online-resource-allows-kids-to-report-safety-concerns-anonymously-to-school/63-519528824 February 16th, 2018 St. Louis County, MO Online resource allows kids to report safety concerns anonymously to school After the deadly shooting at a Florida high school, one school district in the St. Louis area is reminding parents that their kids can use an online tool to report anything Read More…

Global News – New Brunswick School District Implements PSSTWorld

Anglophone West School district launches online reporting tool to combat bullying Global News – February 14th, 2018 Anglophone West School district launches online reporting tool to combat bullying Students in Anglophone West School District have a new way to remain safe at school as an online, anonymous reporting tool has Read More…

“Kids and Parents Learn How to Stay Safe Online” – CKPG News Prince George

November 21st, 2017 CKPG News Prince George The youngest generation has grown up with the internet at their fingertips. That’s why students from grades two to 12 learned about their digital footprint and how to stay safe online this afternoon. A speaker from Safer Schools Together gave a presentation called Read More…

CBC Radio – Sam Jingfors from Safer Schools Together

October 27th, 2017 Listen in as CBC’s Terry Seguin talks to Sam Jingfors, Director of Services with Safer Schools Together about how parents can raise good digital citizens and keep their kids safe online in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Editorial: Don’t close ears to the suicide issue

TIMES COLONIST JUNE 27, 2017 12:57 AM Schools in Greater Victoria, like others across North America, are confronting the fallout from a Netflix series about bullying, teen suicide and sexual assault. For teachers, parents and teens, the show’s sudden popularity has put mental health on the front burner, and left Read More…

13 Reasons Why’s depiction of suicide sparks notes from capital region schools

 Mike Devlin / Times Colonist May 2, 2017 10:24 PM This image released by Netflix shows Katherine Langford in a scene from the series, “13 Reasons Why,” about a teenager who commits suicide. The stomach-turning suicide scene has triggered criticism from some mental health advocates that it romanticizes suicide and Read More…

Experts to discuss safe social media at Comp School

 By Jared Gottselig May 9, 2017 – 10:00am Sam Jingfors will be talking with parents and students on Thursday and Friday about responsible Internet usage. Facebook In the digital age, society is moving toward a constant connection with technology, and North Battleford Comprehensive High School (Comp School) wants parents to Read More…

Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why”

PRELIMINARY ALERT – Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why” We are receiving numerous calls with questions and concerns regarding the trending Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”, specifically regarding its use as a suicide prevention educational resource. The producers of the series have stated that they wanted the show to assist those Read More…

Extended Critical Period Violence Threat Risk Assessment

Extended Critical Period Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) And Traumatic Aftermath April 18, 2017 As many are aware, we are experiencing the largest extended critical period we have ever faced as we head into this week’s anniversary of Columbine. This critical period has been exacerbated by the ongoing dynamic political Read More…

Digital Threat Assessment Hinges On Education, Awareness

“A lot of people are still unaware how digital presence influences overall risk,”said Theresa Campbell, President of Safer Schools Together in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada.  This excerpt titled “Digital Threat Assessment Hinges On Education, Awareness” courtesy of LRP Publications 2017. Download entire article here:    

Illinois School Safety Newsletter

The Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Centre have printed an article in their January 2017 Illinois School Safety Newsletter about Safer Schools Together and our award winning  PSSTWorld.   Free 1 Year Trial of an Award Winning Online Anonymous Student Reporting Tool   “Schools need to provide students an anonymous way to Read More…

SD8 psychologist: ‘A school is not an island’

What needs to happen when students threaten to harm themselves or others? That’s a question the Kootenay Lake school district has been asking itself for years as it develops a collaborative, inter-agency approach to potential crises. And earlier this year they put their violence threat risk assessment (VTRA) plan into Read More…

Province seeks student feedback on anti-bullying strategy

Theresa Campbell, ERASE Bullying’s lead trainer and president of Safer Schools Together, said the anti-bullying strategy divides the province into eight different regions. “(Government) looked at the eight regions and thought about a student from either Grade 8 to 12, one from each region (for the committee), allowing for an Read More…