La commission détude sur la cyberintimidation termine les groupes de discussion auprès

first_imgDes élèves de toutes les régions de la province ont joué un rôle essentiel dans le travail de la Commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation. Cette dernière veut maintenant connaître l’opinion du public. La Commission d’étude a terminé une série de groupes de discussion auprès des jeunes dans au moins trois classes de chacun des huit conseils scolaires de la province en septembre et en octobre. Au total, environ 1 000 élèves du deuxième cycle de l’élémentaire ainsi que du premier et deuxième cycles du secondaire ont participé à 35 séances. La prochaine rencontre de la commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation, à laquelle le public est invité, aura lieu le vendredi 21 octobre de 9 h à 15 h au théâtre Spatz, à l’auditorium de l’école secondaire Citadel High School, à Halifax. En matinée, les participants assisteront à des présentations données par la Commission des droits de la personne, le cyber-robot du service de police de Truro et un groupe de jeunes de Yarmouth au sujet des approches réparatrices. À 13 h 30, la Commission d’étude animera une discussion avec des jeunes. Veuillez noter que les présentations auront lieu en anglais, mais que les gens auront la chance de donner leurs commentaires en français au cours de l’après-midi. « Il est très important de connaître les points de vue des élèves si nous voulons trouver des solutions à la cyberintimidation, a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation. Les groupes de discussion et la rencontre publique sont d’excellents exemples des façons dont le personnel de différents ministères peuvent collaborer avec les jeunes pour résoudre un problème grave pour les familles et les communautés. » Les renseignements obtenus des groupes de discussion et de la rencontre publique seront compilés afin de préparer le rapport à la ministre de l’Éducation, qui doit être publié en décembre. « Plus nous en apprenons au sujet de l’intimidation et de la cyberintimidation, plus il devient évident qu’il s’agit d’un problème très complexe et grave, a dit Wayne Mackay, président de la Commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation. Les renseignements recueillis lors des groupes de discussion et de la rencontre publique s’ajouteront aux données du sondage en ligne et aux connaissances des experts en la matière. » Les groupes de discussion ont été co-animés par Mat Whynott, membre de la commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation et adjoint de la ministre responsable de la jeunesse, Noreen Stadie du ministère de la Justice, Morris Green du ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être et Glenn Friel du ministère de l’Éducation. Les jeunes ont également joué un rôle dans la formation et l’animation des groupes de discussion. Breanna Fitzgerald et Aaron Stevens, membres du Groupe de travail et de la Commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation, ont collaboré à la conception des groupes de discussion, et quatre jeunes ont contribué à l’organisation de certaines séances. « Il est évident pour moi qu’il est extrêmement important pour les jeunes de trouver des solutions à la cyberintimidation, a dit M. Whynott. Le niveau de participation était incroyable, et les élèves ont démontré beaucoup d’enthousiasme à tous les niveaux pendant ces séances. » Les groupes de discussion et la rencontre publique visent à examiner la portée des problèmes causés par l’intimidation et la cyberintimidation, à évaluer les solutions actuelles aux problèmes, à en apprendre davantage au sujet des raisons et des conséquences de l’intimation et de la cyberintimidation et de découvrir ce que les élèves croient que les écoles et les communautés, les organismes d’application de la loi, les parents, les familles et les jeunes peuvent faire pour contribuer à résoudre ce problème. L’auditorium de l’école secondaire Citadel High School est situé au 1855, rue Trollope. On demande aux visiteurs d’utiliser l’entrée située sur la rue Trollope seulement. Il n’y a aucun stationnement sur les lieux. Pour obtenir plus d’information, consultez le cyberbullying.novascotia.ca.last_img read more

Football Ohio State vs UNLV – By the Numbers

Ohio State redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon (1) scores in the first half on a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback J.T. Barrett. Ohio State won 54-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 10 Ohio State football team (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) took care of business Saturday, putting away UNLV (1-2) 54-21 in blowout fashion. Almost everything seemed to click for the Buckeyes in their victory. Here are a couple stats in Ohio State’s win that warrant a deeper look.41.6 – percentage of Barrett completions that went for touchdowns. Ohio State made it clear early it was going to try to fix the passing game against the Rebels. On the Buckeyes’ second offensive play of the day, quarterback J.T. Barrett found wide receiver Parris Campbell behind a bubble screen, and Campbell raced 69 yards to the end zone for a touchdown. The next drive, Ohio State again quickly turned to the pass, airing it out four straight times until Barrett found wide receiver Johnnie Dixon in the end zone for a touchdown. By the time Barrett was pulled from the game, he had completed 12-of-17 total passes, five of which were for touchdowns. Whether it be the result of prime field position coming off a turnover or moving down the field in chunks on the ground, the Buckeyes began drives beyond their own 40-yard line three times before Barrett subbed out. Nearly every time Barrett marched his team down the field, he completed passes into the end zone. For the first time all season, the Buckeyes went away from its offensive backbone: running the football. Instead, it seemingly went out with something to prove and scored all its touchdowns through the air.Barrett is unlikely to be quite this efficient moving forward, but demonstrating the ability to find his target in the red zone for touchdowns will be important for the Ohio State offense if it is going to prove it can do more than just have success running it against opponents.4 – successful deep ball passes by Ohio State (20-plus yards through the air). The biggest question mark during the offseason was whether Ohio State would be able to channel the deep ball in its offense. After the first three games, the answer seemed to be a resounding ‘No’ as Barrett either missed his targets or saw one of his receivers drop the pass on a majority of deep ball attempts. Against UNLV, Ohio State tried to force the deep ball a little more into the offense and managed to complete four — one from Barrett and three from redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins.That last stat should be telling as to the direction the Buckeye offense will be heading in. Barrett completed only one 20-yard pass through the air to K.J. Hill, and the other two passes of more than 20 yards came on short passes that just turned into yards after the catch — a 69-yard touchdown pass on a bubble screen to Campbell and a 22-yard pass to Hill. Haskins was able to find his targets down field on a more consistent basis and proved that he has it in him to be a deep-passing quarterback. But as long as Barrett is the starter, the majority of plays that gain yards in bulk on passes will likely be ones that come from a run-pass option or on short passes to receivers that turn into yards after the catch.6 – wide receivers who caught a touchdown. Entering this game, Ohio State wide receivers had hauled in a total of five touchdowns over the team’s first three games. Before the UNLV game, H-back Campbell and wideouts Dixon, Binjimen Victor, Terry McLaurin and Austin Mack each had one touchdown reception apiece. Against the Rebels, each of those receivers — except Mack — brought down a touchdown, as did Hill and walk-on C.J. Saunders. This set an Ohio State record for most receivers with touchdowns in a single game at seven after tight end Rashod Berry caught a touchdown later in the game.With the game seemingly evolving into a blowout out of the gate and Ohio State beginning to turn to its second- and third-string players, a multitude of wideouts were sure to be involved in the passing game. Ohio State, which has listed six starting wide receivers each week, was able to spread the ball out between just about everyone on the roster, giving each player a chance to get in on the action. By the end of the game, not only did six wideouts record touchdowns, but 13 different receivers had caught passes. Giving all those players experience and having the chance to boost their confidence by getting them involved in the plays could be vital in providing depth to the team the rest of the season.“Let’s go do it against a team that’s equally matched,” Meyer said. “So that’s our challenge is Big Ten Conference officially starts and — but we also understand you’re seeing a bunch of receivers, six of them — seven different people caught touchdown passes and that’s pretty neat to see that happen.”27.2 – percent of the time OSU converted on third down. For all the success Ohio State had Saturday, it struggled to convert on third-down attempts. It wasn’t until the last drive of the second quarter that the Buckeyes managed to convert on a third-down play, and overall they were successful in only 3-of-11 tries. Ohio State managed to balance out its inefficiency on third down by converting on 3-of-4 fourth-down attempts, two of which were for touchdowns. Against a better team, Ohio State’s lackluster play on third downs could have stifled the overall offensive production and dimmed its chances of winning. 13 – tackles for loss by Ohio State. It’s not exactly breaking news to say Ohio State’s defensive line is potent. But against UNLV, the Buckeyes tore through the opposition’s offensive line with ease, sacking the quarterback four times, hitting him twice, tipping a pass for an interception and tackling opposing players 13 times for losses. Throughout the game, UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers felt pressure, and though he occasionally managed to escape and take off down the field, more often than not it seemed he had nowhere to go and simply took the lost yardage. The starters on the defensive line stifled both Rogers and the running game as long as they were out there, holding the opposition to just 54 rushing yards on 13 carries during the first half. The secondary still looked questionable at times because even though it allowed only 88 total passing yards, it gave up 55 penalty yards on three pass interference calls and a holding penalty. Coach Urban Meyer said he was displeased with the performance of the secondary again, particularly as it pertained to the penalties.“Very concerned, terrible. It’s awful,” Meyer said.Until the secondary begins to pick up its play against higher quality opponents, the line will be counted on to apply ample pressure on the offense to prevent opponents from settling in and having time to make big plays. read more