Who we are:
Safe and Caring is a centre for knowledge that fosters effective networks and partnerships to improve the quality of life for all Alberta children.
What we know:
- 1 in 3 adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently.
- 47% of Canadian parents report having a child victim of bullying.
- 1 in 3 Albertans think that “bullying is just a normal part of growing up.”
- Children and youth learn more effectively when they feel safe and included.
- Bullying, violence and sexual exploitation can have traumatic and long-lasting impacts.
Our shared vision for Alberta:
- 89% of Albertans agree that bullying prevention should be an urgent priority for their community.
- 84% of Albertans agree that bullying prevention should be an urgent priority for the provincial government.
- Alberta’s Social Policy Framework, the Children First Act and the new Education Act highlight the importance of students, parents, school boards and community partners working together to support the safety, well-being and development of children.
Our resources and services:
- Program Evaluation
- Policy Consultation
- Tip Sheets and Toolkits
- Workshops & Speakers
- Building Communities of Practice
- Evidence-based Practices
Canadian Institutes of Health Research. “Canadian Bullying Statistics.” Last modified Sept 28, 2012. http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45838.html.
Molcho M., Craig W., Due P., Pickett W., Harel-fisch Y., Overpeck, M. and HBSC Bullying Writing Group. “Cross-National Time Trends in Bullying Behaviour 1994-2006: Findings from Europe and North America. International Journal of Public Health. 2009, 54 (S2): 225-234.
Alberta Human Services and Ipsos Reid. “Albertans’ Perceptions of Family Violence and Bullying Survey 2014.” 2014. http://humanservices.alberta.ca/documents/fvb-survey-2014-summary-report.pdf.