B.C. government hosting erase online safety information sessions in November


The Ministry of Education and Child Care is hosting online workshops for families this November, focused on establishing safe, caring and respectful digital communities among children and youth.
Geared toward youth aged 10 and up, the information sessions are recommended for students, parents, grandparents and caregivers as a way to facilitate conversations about safe and caring use of technology at home and in the community. The sessions are put on by erase, a provincial initiative that stands for “expect respect & a safe education,” and offer resources to support youth around online safety, mental health and well-being, bullying, racism, school safety, SOGI, substance use and gender-based violence.
The sessions explore how to be a good digital citizen, the criminal consequences of cyberbullying, and how to report and receive support in cases of sexting and sextortion, as well as discussions on social media, smartphones and artificial intelligence. The workshops are on the following days and times:
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7-8 p.m. (register here)
Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (register here)
PACs interested in having someone from Safe Schools talk to students about online safety may contact their school administrator to schedule an in-school presentation.