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Edmonton Police on Sexting: Without consent, it shouldn’t be sent

“Without consent, it’s not sent” that’s the message SAVEdmonton is spreading, hoping to raise awareness around the fact that sharing intimate photos of someone else without their consent is illegal. The campaign comes at a particularly important time, as headlines around the country demonstrate the difficulty parents and educators are having grappling with the rising issue of sexting. Just recently, The New York Times has … Continue reading Edmonton Police on Sexting: Without consent, it shouldn’t be sent

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New Kylie Jenner clip shows extent of online bullying

Online bullying is relentless, made easier by the anonymity that a phone or computer screen places between the perpetrator and the victim. A recent video showcases this unfortunate reality particularly well. Created by William Rebein and covered by Teen Vogue and Refinery29, the video compiles negative comments posted about Kylie Jenner, set to a clip of one of her make-up tutorial. In an interview with Refinery29, Rebein explains “whether it’s … Continue reading New Kylie Jenner clip shows extent of online bullying

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Tips for getting your child’s first cell phone

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking what gifts to get our children. Ideally, it would be a gift that’s both fun and useful at the same time. A cell phone fits that category. Research shows that a quarter of Canadian children ages 9 to 10 own cell phones. For the older kids, the number goes up to 90%. This shows that many parents … Continue reading Tips for getting your child’s first cell phone

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Connect with VISR on YouTube

Modern technology brings a lot of benefits to children’s lives, such as tools for artistic expression and a variety of ways to stay connected with each other we haven’t even dreamed about when we were kids. However, there are a lot of risks for safety, mental health, and future reputation involved in using this new technology. Sign up for VISR YouTube Playlist to stay up-to-date.   Continue reading Connect with VISR on YouTube