Last Friday, TELUS launched an ambitious education initiative aimed at parents and students. I was happy to attend and meet with the movers and shakers behind this great project and applaud their support for internet safety education. Strathcona Elementary School accepts donations from TELUS I also wrote a blog post about this initiative and the anniversary of Amanda Todd's death here.
Media Literacy Week is an annual event that takes place every November. Co-lead by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, the week puts a spotlight on the importance of digital and media literacy as a key component in the education of children and young people. SOLOS is proud to be a MediaSmarts collaborator.
Media Literacy Week is an annual event that takes place every November. Co-lead by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, the week puts a spotlight on the importance of digital and media literacy as a key component in the education of children and young people. The theme for Media Literacy Week 2012, Privacy Matters, shines a spotlight on the privacy knowledge and skills that youth need for their online activities. Here at SOLOS we are working hard to positively educate children, youth and [...]
Merlyn represented SOLOS as a keynote speaker at the AGM for Westcoast Family Centres on June 27th. We were very happy to receive their feedback and thought we would share it with you. "Hi Cathy: Just wanted to give you some feedback on the keynote address by Merlyn at our AGM. Please let her know that our Staff absolutely loved the presentation and there was so much to learn that they wished the presentation had been longer. Unfortunately, we did [...]
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 [...]
Well, one of the first roadtrips of the year is done. I went up to beautiful Clearwater last week (Feb. 1-3). I've driven up through there before but the beauty of the country never fails to impress me. The Barriere burn is recovering and it was great to see old friends again. Thanks everyone for such a warm welcome and a great Wellness Day event. The local paper (subscription required) carried a nice story about the presentation as well.
What an amazing few days. A stunning stone staircase led me into Moutain View Elementary. I started today with an early presentation. The ScreenSmart Program arranged for all the four local schools to bus in the grades five through seven.Â Parents and invited guests joined us for a great presentation. I'm glad everyone enjoyed the 'Free Hugs' video. I couldn't have felt more welcome. Just a few words about ScreenSmart while I'm here.Â â€˜Screen Smartâ€™ is a broad based community [...]
I launched the Revelstoke presentations at Revelstoke Secondary School with two presentation in the afternoon. First presentation had a hiccup or two but I'd like to thank Wyatt for coming and speaking to me after the presentation. His words meant a lot. The second presentation of the afternoon was great as well. I'd like to thank the staff and espically the students for being willing to take the "I promise to NEVER break up with anyone on msn," [...]
Thanks to Wilf and the Vancouver Community Action Team for setting up this presentation. It's alway rewarding to present to professionals who are as concerned I am about what's happening online for young people. The issues presented by Craigslist, children creating sexual images of themselves and online predators are challenging us all and events like this are a way to share ideas and suggestions.