The Swearing-In Ceremony

1. Introduction 2. Read the Swearing-In Story 3. Teach WITS Special Constable Skills 4. Recite the WITS Oath 5. Distribute WITS Special Constable Badges 6. Use the WITS Puppet The Swearing-In Ceremony The Swearing-In Ceremony, a 30-minute assembly involving all students in Kindergarten to Grade 3, generally takes place in September or early October. In [...]

WITS Research and Evaluation

WITS Research and Evaluation WITS Programs Evaluations Print the evaluation summaries Evaluation #1: 2000-2003 Examined data from 11 program and six control schools on children's ratings of relational and physical victimization and found that: Relational victimization decreased in all program schools and low-poverty control schools but increased in high-poverty control schools Physical victimization decreased in [...]

Websites

Websites This list of links on bullying and cyberbullying may be useful for those involved in implementing the WITS and WITS Primary and LEADS Programs. Browse the list of links and website descriptions below: The Canadian Safe School Network - A national organization with a mandate to reduce youth violence and make our schools safer. [...]

Books

Books This list of books on bullying, cyberbullying and training peer helpers may be useful for those involved in implementing the WITS Primary and WITS LEADS Programs. Browse by topic below: Bullying Easing the Teasing by Judy S. Freedman. Published by McGraw-Hill (2002) The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander by B. Coloroso. Published by [...]

The Role of Community Leaders in Bullying Prevention

It’s not just the role of the police officer, school counselor, teacher, mom or dad. It’s all of us working together to make our schools and our communities safer and comfortable places for the kids to be. Constable Julie Chanin, RCMP Officer Nominations Now Open for Community Leader of the Year Award! Nominate your Community [...]

Our Supporters

Our Sponsors For Program Evaluation Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Canadian Institutes for Health Research BC Ministry of Education For the Development of the WITS LEADS Program American Psychological Foundation For Program Implementation in Canadian Schools 2009/2010 Sponsors Charlton L. Smith Foundation Vandekerkhove Family Foundation Thrifty Foods Inc. Peninsula Co-op Elk’s Lodge [...]

Our Endorsements

Our Endorsements "[WITS] is one of the best programs I have reviewed on bullying. It immerses the child in stories about bullying as part of their literature program... [and] can involve all the members of that school community. This is not a program done for a week and then set aside. It is a life [...]