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Cyberbullying: is your home as safe as you think?

Even though colder months keep kids indoors more frequently, it’s still important to wonder where they are. Even though kids are home, most homes have access to the Internet, increasing the threat of online risks such as cyberbullying. Even inside a home, a youth can feel harassed, threatened and bullied as cyberbullying can be done anonymously and done across all social media and other online platforms.

Teaching kids about their rights with the It's Not Your Fault program in the Cayman Islands

The Canadian Red Cross is working with the Cayman Islands Red Cross to help teach kids about their rights, bullying, promoting health dating relationships and more. Read how the programs work, and how we are collaborating to spread the message to young people. 

How four hours turned into a humanitarian innovation

Earlier in 2018, the Canadian Red Cross held the Social Innovation Challenge across the country where teams of young Canadians worked to create innovative solutions to support the Red Cross response in Bangladesh - read about the winning solution. 

Bullying goes beyond the schoolyard

The school year has ended, but for students who are victims of bullying, often the problem doesn’t stop when they step away from the classroom. More than one in three Canadians say they have witnessed an act of cyberbullying, whether it was against someone they know or someone they don’t know.

Meet a Somali Red Crescent social mobilization volunteer

High school student Ibrahim Ali Muse joined the Somali Red Crescent Society's response to an outbreak last year. He and other volunteers were a part of a treatnent centre which was supported by the Canadian Red Cross and the Government of Canada. 

From CFL player to bullying prevention advocate: Meet Luc Mullinder

Saskatchewan Roughrider players have been spending their off-seasons teaching kids how to prevent bullying since 2009. The partnership between the Roughriders and the Canadian Red Cross started with Luc Mullinder and Weston Dressler, and has since grown to involve other former and current players.

How an ugly act of bullying inspired Lynelle Cantwell to speak up

When Lynelle Cantwell was in grade 12, a cruel poll online tried to bring her and other girls down - instead of letting the bullies win, Lynelle chose to take a stand. 

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.

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