Unfortunately in our rush to respond to the horrific examples of online extortion, sexual exploitation and criminal harassment that a few have endured, we have raised awareness without balance.
As the summer ends and another school year begins, parents and educators prepare the supplies to ensure a successful year for our youth. As each year passes, the classrooms and homework demands change and so must this preparation. Many of today’s students depend on computers or electronic tablets for doing homework and socializing with classmates. Because of this, we at SOLOS encourage educators and parents to discuss online safety as an important element of preparing kids to go back [...]
Giving is Receiving is a Vancouver, BC-based blog dedicated to shining a light on the numerous non-profit and charitable organizations in the Metro Vancouver area. Recognizing the spirit of generosity in most of these organizations, the author behind the blog—retired lawyer Patricia Sandberg—aims to make use of her newly-found time by acknowledging the often-unheralded work people do to make our communities better. Paying it forward, in other words. With this in mind, she recently discussed the Safe Online Education Associates. [...]
The Society for Children and Youth in BC has launched a new public awareness campaign to promote child and youth rights in everyday life in BC. This PSA was written and recorded by BC youth who experienced discrimination first hand. Listen for it on radio stations throughout the province. Youth and non-discrimination "One of the more negative effects of prejudice and discrimination that children and youth face as a daily part of their lives is the power of stereotypes. Stereotypes are in [...]
Shelter Net BC (SNBC) proudly presents, Conference 2012 on September 26 & 27, in beautiful Kelowna. This year there are many exciting workshops and event options to choose from. Whether you serve on the frontlines or in a leadership capacity, Conference 2012 has something for you. All sessions and workshops are sector-specific. SOLOS is excited to be a part of this conference and Merlyn will be giving a workshop on Sept 27th at [MISSING INFO] The Internet and At-Risk Populations Award [...]
Merlyn just returned from a birthday celebration of the FCSSBC at their AGM held in Penticton last week. As always, it was an informative and enjoyable two days of listening and learning and connecting. Since 1982, FCSSBC has been a recognized voice in BC for community services to children, youth, families and adults with vulnerabilities. They represent over 130 diverse, caring and committed member agencies who serve the needs of children and youth, women, people with disabilities and families. Their [...]
Hi everyone. I thought you might like to have a listen to an interview that I did this morning. I really appreciate Murray Langdon's attention to the issue and his informed questions.
Check out the ONYX page for youth and information about sexual exploitation. They're working hard to get resources out there. Give them a link if you can. A Safer Space.
Safe Online Education Associates will hold their ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING February 5th 2009 6:30pm to 8:00pm Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce 34033 Lougheed Highway, Mission B.C. For more information please email [email protected] or call Heather Mercer, Executive Office Manager at (604) 826-6818
The BCCPA Awards Luncheon was held on October 4th during their Annual Conference.Â I was honoured to receive an Individual Crime Prevention & Community Safety Award for Individual, along with several of my colleagues and friends. Congratulations to Sandy Cooke for his Lifetime Achievement Award. Merlyn Horton, Executive Director, SOLOS and Wally Opal, Attorney General of B.C.