The Canadian Safe School Network and Lighthouse Labs present

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Calling all student change makers! We’re looking for students who are passionate about making a difference and creating change. Youth who believe that cyber-bullying sucks and who want to do something about it.

The BullyStop Challenge

The BullyStop Hackathon challenges participants to discuss, brainstorm, sketch, and design solutions in the form of iOS apps. Groups of youth will work alongside experts in tech, education, and law enforcement to develop a solution that can help eliminate cyberbullying. This creative hackathon requires no coding experience!

The Canadian Safe School Network presents: The BullyStop Hackathon, sponsored by Lighthouse Labs and TELUS WISE. A full day interactive and creative event inviting enthusiastic high school and university students to discuss social media and help put an end to cyberbullying by designing iOS apps. Groups of high school youth will work with post-secondary student mentors and alongside experts in tech, education, and law enforcement to brainstorm, sketch, and design solutions, that can help eliminate cyberbullying. No coding experience necessary! Teams will work to come up with a great idea, then find an exciting way to pitch it to the rest of the room. Drawings, skits, ads are all encouraged! One winning team will be selected and receive an awesome prize! All ideas are eligible to be developed into real apps by CSSN.

High school students will receive a full day of volunteer hours and a certificate of completion.

BullyStop is being held in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax. Each event is entirely FREE for students and is proudly presented by the Canadian Safe School Network and Lighthouse Labs, and sponsored by Telus Wise. We are working together to help the youth who face adversity and struggle with bullying and cyberbullying issues everyday.

Goals:

Create awareness around bullying and cyberbullying.
Engage youth in a discussion on the most relevant issues surrounding social technology.
Develop a unique and innovative digital solution to help combat cyberbullying.

Who Should Attend:

We’re looking for individuals who are creative, collaborative and ready to make a change!

High School Students:
– Are in grade 9 – 12
– Are passionate about getting involved in social justice groups and activities.
– Looking for volunteer hours (and a great initiative to add to your resume)
– Are interested or curious about youth engagement, leadership, social media or technology.
– Want to help put an end to cyberbullying

University Students:
– Undergraduate students
– Interest in working with youth (Education students are excellent candidates)
– Looking to get involved in a non-profit/social justice community
– Desire to make connections, and build your networks
– Interest in discussing social media, student wellness, and sharing your own high school experiences

Expert Volunteers:
– Educators, Youth Workers, Developers, Designers, Police, RCMP, (Others)
– Interested in Cyberbullying, Social Media and Youth
– Desire to make connections, network. (Great professional development opportunity)
– Desire to engage in collaborative discussion with young people

Register:

If you’d like to participate in a Bully Stop Hackathon, click Register Now, and purchase one FREE ticket for your city.

Unfortunately there is a limited number of spots available. For that reason purchasing a ticket doesn’t guarantee you a spot in the event. We ask you to complete an application, once we’ve reviewed it, we’ll send you an email to confirm your participation.

If you are under 18, parent permission is required to participate in this event, Click HERE to download the parent permission form. Permission forms should only be sent once you have received participation confirmation from CSSN. Check your emails for your participation notice.

Schedule

  • Vancouver Bully Stop Hackathon
    March 12, 2016
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    - Location: Lighthouse Labs 128 W Hastings St #300 Vancouver, BC V6B 1G9
  • Calgary Bully Stop Hackathon
    April 9, 2016
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    - Assembly co-working space: Suite 400 119 14th Street NW Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Toronto Bully Stop Hackathon
    April 2, 2016
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    - Lighthouse Labs office #400 - 46 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
  • Halifax Bully Stop Hackathon
    April 16, 2016
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Register Now