May 31, 2014 – TELUS Day of Giving

What an exceptional experience – the TELUS Day of Giving.

To know that over 15,000 Telus employees #givewherewelive on May 31st or thereabouts.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Day of Giving at Science World in #vancouver where organizers and facilators of the TELUS Wise were present.

What is Telus Wise?  It is program that endeavours to teach and share more about internet safety for our children and their parents/caregivers.  The website has many resources that are rich in information.  I was invited to speak at both their morning and afternoon sessions on cyberbullying and how it related to Amanda’s story.  Once again, the feedback and comments that I received were heartwarming and so very supportive.  The listening audience had a mix of young and old.  The questions and responses ranged from questions to supportive comments.  My morning went better than the afternoon.  There is so much information to pack into 30 minutes that I easily forget what needs to be told.  I just hope that the youth in the audience took away a tidbit and the parents did as well.

I think the highlights would include:

  • spend more family time together with technology turned off
  • get out the board games and cards
  • have distraction free talk times and meal times
  • get photographs printed so they can be seen and shared
  • as a parent, learn what is on the digital playground to keep kids safe on it
  • parents to help their kids with who the safe and trusted adults are in their lives to talk to if their parents aren’t available

 

Although there is much discussion occuring about telecom’s and Bill C-13, this telecom is doing something right with respect to the education of internet safety when it comes to the many products that they have within their company.

Of course, there is always room for more ideas and more growth as technology continues to morph and change each week.  I applaud this company for making sure that they continue to provide us with resources and education.

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About Carol Todd

Being the mother of Amanda Todd has lead me on this journey shortly after Amanda's death on October 10, 2012. Amanda's prolific You Tube video has been viewed over 33 million times. Through this video, there has been an increased awareness about cyberbullying, social media safety and mental health. www.amandatoddlegacy.org
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7 Responses to May 31, 2014 – TELUS Day of Giving

  1. Frank says:

    You have remarked very interesting details! P.s. Nice web site =)

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  2. merle48 says:

    “I find this revolting! Last year I contributed to Stories for Amanda and had the distinct pleasure of meeting Carol Todd. Not only has she lost her child to the cruelty of cyber bullying, she has become a target herself. I don’t know anyone else with as much passion to educate about and end this epidemic. Please keep her in your prayers, voice your support and know Stories for Amanda is still available and ALL the proceeds benefit the Amanda Todd Legacy. Please share!
    — with Janelle Wright Bell and 5 others. ” Your pain IS your passion! Why don’t some people understand that?

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  3. la Punisher says:

    Amen to that… Merle48

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  4. merle48 says:

    I would include “getting outdoors” and physical activities to that fine list. The entire mind and body benefit from physical activities in the outdoors, and can be as simple as taking a waik together as a family, or “one on one.” ANYTHING is better then being sucked into the internet world where a
    pseudo existence rules. Children and teens are often too vulnerable to all the provocations online.
    Most of all they must be assured by their parents (whether inside or outside) that they matter most…in their feelings, concerns, and disclosures without being judged too harshly, as UNDERSTANDING is most needed.

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  5. la Punisher says:

    As awareness grows so too will the internet become a safer playground… But than again???…
    Your doing a great job, Carol …Keep it going

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