Issue 7 | Thursday, May 3, 2018

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Standardized testing and inclusive education
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Putting an end to “boys will be boys”: Addressing sexual violence in schools high on the pan-Canadian agenda

Quebec civil society groups call on schools to address sexual violence

In the aftermath of three teenagers being charged two weeks ago in connection to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, including possession, production and distribution of child pornography, community and women’s groups are recommending the enactment of a provincial law mandating that schools prevent and respond to sexual violence, and are calling for increased resources, support and training. The incident brings flashbacks to the story of Rehtaeh Parsons, who later died after an unsuccessful attempt at suicide following an explicit photo of her being shared on social media. @GlenfordCanning #RehtaehParsons

“We know that one in 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18”: New online program launched to protect children in Manitoba

Winnipeg Police and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection have announced a new online program for individuals completing criminal record checks. Individuals would undergo mandatory two-hour training on child sexual abuse, professional boundaries, disclosure and reporting.

‘Safer Schools Together’ initiative targeting parents to get involved in kids’ social media use

This B.C.-based initiative is striving for kids to view their online activity as a “digital resumé,” or a “digital brand”  – much like a traditional resumé – that could have long-term consequences on their reputation. With a focus on violence and bullying, parents are encouraged to have conversations and lay out expectations, versus banning digital devices altogether. @Safer_Schools

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Violence, intimidation et éducation sexuelle : en finir avec « les garçons restent des garçons »


Divers organismes sociétaux demandent aux écoles québécoises de s’attaquer à la question de la violence sexuelle

Le Comité contre les violences sexuelles dans les écoles, un regroupement de plusieurs organismes communautaires et collectifs de femmes, a relancé un appel à l’action visant à presser la province à mettre en place une loi qui obligerait les écoles à prévenir et à lutter contre la violence sexuelle. Et ce, en plus de demander plus de ressources, de soutien et de formation pour y parvenir. Notons qu’il y a deux semaines, trois adolescents ont été accusés devant la loi en lien avec le viol collectif d’une jeune adolescente de treize ans, y compris d’agression sexuelle armée, de séquestration et de production, de possession et de distribution de matériel de pornographie juvénile. #violencesexuelle #moiaussi #DroitsDesFemmes #JamaisAcceptable

« La formation, elle se donne. Elle va se donner » : Des cours obligatoires d’éducation sexuelle à voir le jour au Québec

Le ministre de l’Éducation, Sébastien Proulx, a annoncé que des cours d’éducation sexuelle seront rendus disponibles à partir de septembre prochain. Son annonce est venue dans le sillage des demandes déposées par des syndicats d’enseignants faisant appel au gouvernement libéral afin de décaler l’implantation de ces cours jusqu’à ce que des formations en la matière soient dispensées aux enseignants. Monsieur Proulx a également précisé que des parents pourront obtenir une dérogation pour leurs enfants à certaines conditions. #éducationsexuelle

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