As shoppers flock to malls and shopping centres to find the perfect holiday gift, parking lots quickly fill with vehicles and pedestrians. Parking lots can be a dangerous place for many. Whether as a pedestrian or a driver, parking lots should be treated the same way one would treat a street. Keep the following Parking Lot Safety Tips in mind to ensure a safe shopping trip.
BCCPA News – Winter 2017 is Now Available
Documents to support the Dec 6 BCCPA Webinar: Sexual Violence – Changing the Story are found below:
BCCPA Webinar – Sexual Violence Changing the Story PPT Deck
Sexual & Gender Based Violence Info Bulletin
Bystander Intervention Tip Sheet
A recording of the Webinar an be found at the following link: https://crimeprevention.egnyte.com/fl/UdAv3AmPMw
Black Friday and Cyber-Monday mark unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. While many shoppers continue to make their way to department stores and outlet centres, more and more are turning to online retailers for deals and unique holiday gifts.
The level of convenience provided by online shopping, also provides cybercriminals with opportunities to steal your money and personal information. Fake invoices or shipping notifications and links to promotional deals or look-alike companies can disguise malicious attempts to get shoppers to click on links or open attachments that can infect computers and mobile devices with harmful viruses.
Protect yourself this holiday season by observing the following Online Shopping Safety Tips.
The digital domain has changed how people of all ages perceive, interact with, and respond to the world around them.
Innovations in technology has provided children and youth with new opportunities for learning, both in and out of school. It has enabled students to connect with learning communities around the world. Social media has provided society with an immersive environment to connect and interact with each other.
Being a good digital citizen is more than knowing one’s way around the web. Crime Prevention Week 2017 concludes with reminding tech users of all ages of the importance of good digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship Tip Sheet
Statistics show Seniors are the least victimized group for most crimes, however many Seniors list ‘fear of crime’ as one of their biggest concerns. Learn more safety tips for older adults with the Crime Prevention Week Seniors Safety Tip Sheet
College & university campuses are not immune from safety and security issues. Learn how to stay safe while on campus with the Crime Prevention Week Safety on Campus Tip Sheet
Youth Engagement is a central principle of youth development. Youth are actively involved in shaping their development by interacting with the people and opportunities made available within their environments. Learn more about how to effectively engage youth with the Crime Prevention Week Youth Engagement Tip Sheet
Sexual Violence is a general term that describes behaviours and actions that are sexual in nature are unwanted, coerced, and committed without consent. Sexual violence is a continuum of behaviours and actions including, but not limited to:
– Sexist jokes or explicit comments, catcalling, homophobic slurs, spreading rumours about someone’s sexuality
– Harassment, stalking,
– Sexual exploitation, trafficking
– Groping or unwanted sexual touching, flashing, sexual assault, child sexual assault, indecent exposure
Sexual violence has harmful and lasting consequences for victims/survivors, their families, and communities.
Crime can be devastating to businesses small and large. Shoplifting, robbery, credit/debit card fraud, break and enter, vandalism and employee theft impacts the assets and safety of a business, no matter what size. Tips to reduce threats to businesses: Business Crime Prevention Tip Sheet