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Students and teachers take action to transform bullying

“If not you, then who? You have the power to help stop bullying,” says Rachel Vicencio. She’s one of 90 leadership students at Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey, B.C., who has trained to become a Canadian Red Cross Beyond the Hurt Youth Facilitator.

10 things your child needs to know for Halloween

While little monsters are gearing up for their big night out in costume, here are 10 safety tips to ensure they get home hassle-free after trick-or-treating. There's certainly nothing to fear from vampires and witches, but the risk of your child getting burned, injured or lost is real.
 

Keeping your kids safe online

Here are 10 safety tips to help introduce your kids to the online world, as well as a few pointers on how to protect their privacy.

How parents and caregivers can help children during and after disasters

Big or small, disasters impact the entire community. These are extremely stressful times, and children and youth can feel this stress just as much as the adults in their lives. Here are some ways that parents and caregivers can help during times of disaster and emergencies. 

In makeshift settlements, children are among the most vulnerable

Violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar has displaced hundreds of thousands people from the local Muslim population, who have been crossing into Bangladesh in search of safety. Approximately 57% of people arriving in makeshift settlements are children under the age of 17. A recent assessment was carried out to determine what unique challenges these children face, and how those needs can be met. 

​Helping his community, one empty bottle at a time

“Le coeur de la classe.” That’s what Julian’s teacher calls him – the heart of the class. The 10-year-old Ottawa boy has always had a generous spirit and been aware of those around him who might be going through difficult times. As individuals and families in his region were affected by flooding this past week, Julian decided to embark on a fundraising effort to support them.

How to stop bullying: the role of the bystander

Do you forget about the bystander when you think about bullying?

Those who bully, and the people they target, are often the focus on days like Pink Shirt Day or Pink Day. But they’re not the only people who can help end bullying. Bystanders can also make a big difference.

Fun in the snow for young Joulie and her friends

Joulie is 12. She arrived in Quebec last winter with her family and thousands of other Syrian refugees. In temperatures of -20°C, Joulie and 69 other young newcomers to Canada experienced their first winter camp with the Scouts from the Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation parish in Pierrefonds.

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