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Critical thinking skills in the face of Momo and other viral challenges

If you haven’t heard yet, the latest viral challenge is a viral concern for parents. Momo first appeared in the headlines last summer, and recently reappeared in the media, following warnings from schools in the UK about the sinister-looking character and its associated viral challenge. Momo-related news is now dominating the media and the coverage […]

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Separating fact from fiction on the Momo Challenge

The Momo Challenge has dominated social media this week, with story after story being shared about the creepy face and its supposed instructions.

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Amanda Todd’s legacy and Pink Shirt Day: Bullied youth empower others to choose kindness

On February 27, I’ll be wearing pink in solidarity with the tens of thousands of courageous young Canadians who are standing up to bullying — both online and in our physical world — every day. Pink Shirt Day is an important reminder of the amazing work underway across this country to empower kids and adults […]

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More than $22.5 million lost to romance scams in 2018

As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, the RCMP is asking Canadians to be cautious when searching for that special someone online. Known as “romance scams,” some 760 victims in Canada reported losses of more than $22.5 million to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre last year, surpassing all other types of fraud.

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