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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…

Program Aims to Make BC Schools Safer for All Students

The winter 2013 issue of Learn magazine featured an article on Theresa Campbell’s ERASE Bullying Strategy: a four-level series of workshops on creating safe and caring schools, preventing bullying, and identifying risks and responding to threats. Read the full article: Preventing Bullying: Program Aims to Make BC Schools Safer for All Students (PDF)