Backpack safety

Children wearing backpacks / iStockphoto

Children wearing backpacks
(Photo: iStockphoto)

Level 2

Special thanks to the BC Chiropractic Association
Illustrations: Nola Johnston

Choose a backpack:

  • with many pockets, so you can balance
    your heavy things, such as books.

backpack-1 / (Illustration: Nola Johnston)

  • with wide, padded shoulder straps:

backpack-2 / (Illustration: Nola Johnston)

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Anti-bullying

Premier Christy Clark talks to reporters. (Photo: Wayne Leidenfrost/The Vancouver Sun)

Premier Christy Clark talks to reporters.
(Photo: Wayne Leidenfrost/The Vancouver Sun)

Level 2

Adapted from bullyingcanada.ca; thebullyproject.com;
and The Vancouver Sun. Illustrations by Nola Johnston.

In June, 2012, Premier Christy Clark
announced the B.C. government
will spend $2-million to help stop
bullying in schools.

Did you know?
About one in seven children in Canada
(aged 11 to 16) is bullied.
There are many warning signs when
children are bullied. For example:

  • They do not want to go to school.
  • They are sad, angry or withdrawn.
  • They often have their things
    broken or stolen.

Talk to your children about bullying.
What can they do to keep safe?
Some of the following things can help:

(To read the rest of this article online, click “continue reading” below.)

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Read the first part of this series, “Bullying.”

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Bullying

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A boy shoves another boy into a locker.
(Photo: iStockphoto)

Level 2

Adapted from bullyingcanada.ca; thebullyproject.com;
and The Vancouver Sun.

Bullying happens when a person or people
hurt or scare another person,
again and again.

Bullying is wrong.
Bullies want to make a person feel small and powerless.

Here are four examples of bullying:

(To read the rest of this article online, click “continue reading” below.)

Read the PDF
Check back next Monday, September 22,
for part 2 of this series.

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