Ridge Respect Mission Statement

Empowering students, parents and staff with information and resources to promote a positive, safe and inclusive environment at Iroquois Ridge High School.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

National School Safety Week

National School Safety WeekOctober 17 - 23, 2010 - From Facebook and Twitter to cell phones and iPhones, teens are in constant communication with one another. Teens’ worlds are progressively becoming more wireless and mobile. Students are using Social Networking Sites (SNS) more than ever, up 18 per cent since 2006. Some students may engage in mean, unsafe behaviour online and on wireless devices, such as sending mean text messages, spreading rumours online, making mean websites or social networking groups. This is called cyber bullying. Read more...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MPs debate motion to create anti-bullying strategy

Federal lawmakers are considering a motion that would lay the groundwork for a national strategy to prevent bullying, just days after the suicide of a B.C. teen who was bullied. To read the complete article, click here.

*** Bullying Prevention Ideas for the Classroom ***

Attention TEACHERS!

If you're looking to introduce bullying as a topic of class discussion, check out the Stop Bullying Comic Challenge! These bullying prevention activities will give your students a new and creative way to think about an issue that affects all of them but that they're not always excited to talk about.

The activities cover a wide range of bullying scenarios, and it's up to students to show how they would resolve them.

At the end of March, an anthology featuring 20 favourite student comics will be created - a downloadable bullying prevention comic book, for students and by students!

To enter your class in the Comic Challenge:

- assign one of our bullying prevention activities

- add finished comics to your class gallery

- share your gallery with parents and other classrooms by making it publicly viewable

Stand Up And Rise Above - AntiBullying Campaign