TELUS WISE has found that youth are motivated to intervene when they witness cyberbullying, but would be more likely to do so if adults provided better guidance on managing interventions.
Parents can learn more about supporting their children in dealing with cyberbullying by visiting telus.com/riseabove.
“The online world is driven by fast clicks and quick decisions and almost half of teens say they have posted something online that they later regretted .
By encouraging youth to pause and reflect before they post or comment, we hope to foster thoughtful and considerate digital citizens, now and into the future.” The interactive rallies will use role playing and real-life scenarios to demonstrate how taking time before acting or reacting can avoid escalating a situation to something more serious.
Throughout October, #Rise Above school rallies will bring together students in grades 6 to 9 in Ottawa, Barrie and London.
The rallies, to be hosted with recording artist Scott Helman and comedian Jackie Pirico, were developed in partnership with Media Smarts and aim to help youth avoid situations that could lead to or exacerbate cyberbullying.
Okotoks, AB – TELUS is investing $60 million to connect more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in the Town of Okotoks, Black Diamond and Turner Valley directly to its fibre optic network.
Planning is currently underway, and construction will begin in the spring of 2018.
-30- About TELUSTELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million subscriber connections, including 8.7 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.3 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers.
TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. Vancouver – TELUS today announced that You Tube will be accessible on all Optik TV 4K digital boxes.
This new fibre optic infrastructure will also be the backbone of TELUS’ wireless network, enabling more wireless capacity and faster speeds throughout the region, and lays the groundwork for 5G technologies in the years ahead.
“The Town of Black Diamond is looking forward to the investment TELUS is bringing to our community to provide a curb to door fibre optic option for Internet services,” said Sharlene Brown, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Black Diamond.
For more information, please visit telus.com/purefibre. About TELUS TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million subscriber connections, including 8.7 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.3 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers.