NEW BC CURRICULUM
This is a very parent friendly website: BC Curriculum
INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCE
Internet 101 contains presentations, cue cards, a handbook, safety tips and testimonials from youth on cyberbullying, online gaming and webcams. The presentation is designed for small and large audiences of youth or parents. To download the materials visit http://www.internet101.ca
HELPING YOUR ANXIOUS CHILD OR TEEN
Anxiety Disorders Association of BC has a new website for parents and helping professionals. It includes practical strategies and tools to help manage children’s anxiety as well as videos describing the different types of anxiety disorders. http://www.anxietybc.com/parent/index.php
NUTRITION LINKS (My Food Guide)
Guidelines for Food & Beverages Sales in BC Schools:
MyFood Guide is an interactive website that helps individuals to personalize the information found in Canada’s New Food Guide. By entering age, gender and selecting various foods and types of physical activity, you can create a tool that is customized to your specific needs and preferences. My Food Guide
VIRTUAL GROCER STORE: Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Diabetes Association
This website teaches students how to read nutrition labels: Food Labels
BC Healthy Schools Network: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/health is a new initiative established to address academic, social and emotional concerns of students through a comprehensive school health approach. This partnership between the Ministries of Education and Health will enhance the ability of the two sectors to work more effectively to promote health through the school setting.
The Institute for Safe Schools of BC has more than 1,200 items in their Resource Library. Some topics include: Positive Learning Environments, Classroom Management, Social Camp, Emotional Development, Inclusive Education, Bullying Crime and Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Social Responsibility, Connectedness Camp, Engagement, Diversity, Relationship, Gender Camp, communications and more. The ISS library is located at University College of the Fraser Valley. To request items, register as a user, or for more information, call: 1-888-224-7233 or email Centres.Librarian@ucfv.ca
LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA http://www.ldac-acta.ca/
The Learning Disabilities website offers a wide range of helpful resources for parents including information on advocacy and locating help in your area. Also, the website provides direction on how the public can volunteer and help students with learning disabilities.