What is Violence?
Violence includes any force intended to injure or abuse. It typically includes physical attacks, but can also include mental or emotional attacks.
Who is Involved?
One in four Canadians admitted that they were victimized by some kind of criminal act during the year. Most of these acts were not brought to the attention of the police.
Reference: Alberta Justice - Crime Prevention
- Use your common sense. If something doesn't seem right, do not do it or get involved
If people are doing things to or around you that make you uncomfortable, leave the area and let someone know
- Do not accept job offers that require you to go to off beat, lonely desolated areas
- Do not get into cars with strangers, or approach a car near enough to be grabbed
- Do not hitch hike
- Avoid isolated areas at night
- Don't take dares to do foolish things
- Tell your parents where you are going to be, and let them know if that changes. If anything happens, they need to know where to find you or how to contact you
- If anyone tried to touch, caress or fondle you in any way you do not like, report it. Remember it is not your fault