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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Thanks to Eli and Joga, soccer freestyle specialists, from Freestyle Soccer Inc. for rolling out their Freeze Out Bullying Program at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic School on a sunny November 16th. Using their multitude of freestyle soccer tricks and personal stories with an emphasis on “being inclusive, speaking up assertively, not aggressively, reporting responsibly and safely, demonstrating respect, role modeling, compassion and empathy, respecting others privacy and reputation and cyberbullying,” these gentlemen engaged all of our students to be responsible leaders in their lives and in their own right with a mission to eliminate instances of bullying. Students's feedback about the workshop included increased confidence in knowing their roles and being prepared to act as Upstanders to any and all forms of bullying.


Thank you to our Community Liaison Officer, Jennifer Wilson, for visiting with the intermediate students in Grade 7 and 8 on November 20, 2015 to forewarn students about the dangers of the Internet and the impact of "Cyberbullying." Students were fully engaged as they learned about the connections between cyberbullying in Canada and its increased prevalence, specifically that "Girls between 14 to 16 send 100 texts a day," as well as, Officer Wilson's startling stats on 6.5 million Social Neworking sites  being used by  students who are 13 years of age and under. Thank you for spreading the word and bulding a greater awareness amongst our youth and the connection between Cyberbullying and mental health.