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Our Kids on Technology –  Community Conversations, Part 3

Youth Sharing Intimate Images and Cybersafety   

 Date:  Wednesday, October 3rd

Time:  5:00 – 8:30 pm  

Location:  Best Western Inn, Bridgewater

Cost:  Free

 All are welcome: Parents, youth, service providers… all caring adults!

    ***  Registration required:  Stacey@bethepeace.ca or 902 529-2920   ***

 Supper included. Assistance with childcare and transportation available- please ask us!

1. The panel presentations:

Presentations on the role of intimate image sharing in youth culture and relationships;  the impacts on mental health;  what parents and caring adults can do to prevent harm; legal issues and the new Cyber Safety Act; public health perspectives and LGBTQ+ youth; community strategies for support and harm reduction.   

•       Local youth

•       Dr. Wayne MacKay, Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie Law School

•       Sonya Ferrara and Lisa Greenough, N.S. Cyberscan Unit

•       Dr. Ayala Gorodzinsky, Family psychologist, IWK Health Centre

•       Dr. Matthew Numer, Ass’t Prof. Dalhousie School of Health and         Human Performance

•       Dr. Ardath Whynacht, Activist, Youth Worker, Sociology Prof. Mt. Allison University

•       Others not yet confirmed

2. The conversations:

After the presentations, join the panelists for more in-depth table conversations about the topics most of interest to you.  Share highlights of the conversations together- these will be compiled and sent to everyone! 

 Please spread the word to youth, parents, schools, colleagues, neighbours, friends! 

 The “Our Kids on Technology” events have been made possible with funding from: Lunenburg County Community Health Board, Municipality of District of Lunenburg, Sexual Violence Strategy Prevention Innovation Fund, and others to be confirmed.


An update about some of the other work that Be the Peace Institute is doing:

Our Executive Director, Sue Bookchin, and our Project Officer, Stacey Godsoe, recently met with Nova Scotia’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General to share ideas about justice system reform to better serve survivors of intimate partner violence.

We thank Minister Furey for his response, which was well thought-out and comprehensive. You may be interested in the letter that he sent to us,as it outlines the scope of initiatives that our province has undertaken. Please check out his letter on our Pathways to Justice page.