Project Levender

This was our second RCMP presentation this week, and the focus of it was on building healthy relationships.  Sadly, more and more young people are texting or sexting inappropriate things on the internet.  The problem with social media is that we often say and do things on-line that we may not say or do in person.  Our children are becoming more and more addicted to their devices and trying to stay connected all the time.  We were encouraged to build healthy relationships and stand up for ourselves and others


  • One’s self-worth doesn’t start low; however, it can slowly erode over time so it is so important how we speak and treat each other
  • Social media portrays unrealistic standards of beauty, wealth
  • Unaddressed anxiety can lead to destructive behaviours

The students were asked, “What does it mean to be a good friend?”  Here are some of the responses:

  • “Say nice encouraging words to each other; don’t call each other names”
  • “Treat others the way you want to be treated”


Here are some other points we learned today:

  • Once something is sent on-line, you lose control over it
  • Many girls have been asked (at least once in their lives) to send a naked picture of themselves to someone
  • Sharing sexual images of a minor is a criminal offence
  • We want our young people to respond with “It’s a No”. Check out the link ( to download the icon “It’s a No” to use a response when asked for something inappropriate

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