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
We all have the power to change the story for those being victimized by hurtful and harmful behaviours and attitudes. Learn more about becoming an active bystander. Bystander Intervention Tip Sheet
“Crime Prevention in Changing Times” is the theme for Crime Prevention Week 2017, which runs from November 1 – 7. Illustrating the safety and health of our community needs to be adaptive to the ever-changing dynamics of the communities around us. To create safe and healthy communities we need a collective effort between Police and those citizens within communities.
Visit BCCPA’s webpage daily throughout Crime Prevention week for the release of daily tip sheets to support this year’s daily topics: Bystander Intervention, Business Crime Prevention, Sexual Violence, Youth Engagement, Safety on Campus, Seniors Safety, and Digital Citizenship.
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Halloween can be an exciting time for children, but with the distraction of candy and costumes it can be easy to forget about safety rules. Halloween Safety is a shared responsibility. Learn how to keep children safe at Halloween with the BCCPA Halloween Safety Tip Sheet.