City partners with EPWIC to deal with cyber-bullying

Mike Carson
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SUMMERSIDE – The City of Summerside has joined forces with the East Prince Women’s Information Centre to combat cyber-bullying.

Coun. Tina Mundy 

 

Councillor Tina Mundy, the city’s liaison to the East Prince Women’s Information Centre, said a 24-month project is underway to deal with the issue.

“A few months ago, I was asked to approach the city to write a letter of support for a project in partnership with the East Prince Women’s Information Centre and I’m very pleased to announce that the project has been approved,” Mundy said. “It’s a two-year project. The theme of the project is preventing and eliminating cyber violence, cyber bullying, Internet luring or cyber stalking against young women and girls. We do include boys and young men as well.”

She said the objective is to support women and men and community partners working together to develop and implement appropriate strategies that prevent and eliminate cyber violence against women, girls, boys and men.

The plan encompasses a four-pronged developmental approach to prevent cyber bullying.

Mundy said the action plan during the first four months will be engaging partnerships to work on the project. During months five through 12 there will be a needs assessment, primary and secondary research and developing an ongoing community network.

Months 13 through 20 will involve knowledge and sharing and months 21 through 24 will include developing and implementing the strategy.

“I’m very pleased that the city and East Prince Women’s Information Centre were able to partner on this and move forward,” she said.

mcarson@journalpioneer.com 

Organizations: Information Centre, East Prince Women

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  • Irie Keith
    April 28, 2014 - 02:44

    Stop Bullying and be a friend not Bully.. Just wanna share, especially to all the parents out there to have their children subscribe to Safekidzone..This is a safety service that has a panic button that the subscriber will press in times of emergency!!, and it identifies the accurate incident location through GPS coordinates that will be sent to their system.. So that it will be easy for the 911 responders to respond in the incident in the lesser time.. For further knowledge about this wonderful life saver app.. Here's a link: http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=5328991a0b72c

  • Nancy Beth Guptill, Sweet Spot Marketing Canada
    April 25, 2014 - 09:40

    Hi Madeleine. I am happy to hear you say this, as the project is much broader than bullying. Myself and my company, Sweet Spot Marketing Canada, will be playing a fundamental role in this project. Our scope is much wider than bullying, it includes other online crimes that put women and girls at risk, including stocking, luring, identity theft, human trafficking, protection against predators. We have done significant work here in PEI in the last 2 years, with presentations in schools at the junior high level, as well as parent and guardian presentations. It is incredible, the crimes that are occurring here in PEI, everything from luring through social media and text message for sexual assault, to stocking and harassment, to setting up drug deals and break and enters. We are very pleased to receive support and looking forward to working with many community partners on this Island Wide project. We encourage people to follow our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nguptill to post comments and provide feedback. Thank You, Nancy Beth Guptill, Digital Leader Sweet Spot Marketing Canada https://www.facebook.com/nguptill @nbguptill

  • madeleine
    April 24, 2014 - 17:45

    I believe that targeting bullying is not enough, but what is ideal is to do something that must be done. We should work on this issue seriously before anything get worst. I knew about the service which being referred to me by one of my friend. I was able to download the application on my phone and it is called panic button. I find it very helpful as it helps me locate my kids through GPS technology and secure their safety from time to time particularly during emergency situations. Their website is http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=514ae252c9f64