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Bill Belsey

Educator & Expert on Cyberbulling

Bill Belsey is an acclaimed educator and a much sought-after speaker and presenter on the topics of bullying, cyberbullying, cyberparenting, technology integration, innovation, community development and global education.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Presentations

Cyberbullying: An Emerging Threat to the Always-On Generation
This eye-opening presentation deals with the impacts, prevention of and strategies for addressing bullying for youth, parents and educators.

It’s Cool to Care
Belsey helps audiences develop empathy and understanding about the issue of bullying and challenges participants to take an anti-bullying pledge.

Be the Change
This dynamic presentation shares facts about the nature, extent and impacts of bullying and calls on audiences to play an active role in changing attitudes and behaviours about it.

Our school is Wired, Now What?
Celebrating the best of what can be done with information and communication tecchnologies to support innovation in teaching and learning

Awards

2012
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

1999
Royal Bank & Conference Board of Canada's National Partners in Education Award

  • I thought the Cyberbullying presentation was incredible! I have already shared this information with my School Council and we have plans in the works to involve our staff, students and parents.


    - Attendees of Dickinsfield School
  • He kept me captivated for his entire session.

    - Attendees of Dickinsfield School

Summary Profile

Consulted by the United Nations, the Dr. Phil Show, ABC, 20/20, the CTV and CBC National News and Canada’s federal government, Belsey strives to address the harmful impacts of bullying by providing communities with the tools they need to address it.

He is the founder and President of Bullying.org Canada Incorporated, an internationally nationally recognized educational organization that is dedicated to the prevention of bullying through education and awareness. Mr. Belsey also created www.cyberbullying.ca, thought by many to be the first Web site in the world to address the issue of cyberbullying. He is often cited as the first person to use the word and define the behaviour “cyberbullying”.

Belsey’s passion and skill as an educator resounds on the platform.  He has been recognized with the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Technology and was a finalist for the Canadian New Media Educator of the Year Award.  He has also been named one of Canada’s “Global Heroes” in an exhibit at the Museum of Civilization.

Audiences will gain a better understanding of the nature, extent and effects of bullying and will learn the tools for changing attitudes and behaviours around bullying.

He has been interviewed by the late Peter Gzowksi on CBC Radio’s national “Morningside” radio show and has also appeared numerous times on the CTV and CBC National News. He has been a consultant to “The Dr. Phil Show”, ABC News 20/20 with Diane Sawyer, CNN –Anderson Cooper AC360 and was also asked to offer his input into the United National International Research Study in Bangkok on Violence and Children. His print interviews have appeared in Parenting Magazine, the Globe and Mail, and the Christian Science Monitor. In an interview with Mr. Belsey on CBC TV’s “The National”, Peter Mansbridge referred to www.bullying.org as “One of the best Web sites in the world for children”.