Reports on recent College activities and a selection of announcements, events and initiatives in the wider education community
Bring a buddy
Grade 1 teachers can use a free safety-tips package to teach students the importance of never venturing anywhere alone. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection program, Billy Brings His Buddies, includes a lesson plan and the billybuddy.ca web site (with online games and downloadable activities).
The centre is providing 11,000 Buddy System Safety Kits to schools across the country, also available at billybuddy.ca Educators. “Teaching children to incorporate personal safety strategies into their daily lives reduces their risk of victimization,” says Lianna McDonald, the centre’s Executive Director.