Canada Anti Bullying

Are Girls the New Bullies to Watch Out For?

Lori Gard | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Her eyes say it all: "You disgusting little piece of garbage -- who cares what you have to say, anyway?" He crumbles into a mess of tears and sobs, seemingly brokenhearted that he has just been publicly rejected. This was the fourth instance of bullying that I was privy to today. What stood out to me in each of the four incidents was who was doing the bullying: girls.

Why You're Seeing Pink Today

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Pink is the colour of the day, as students, police and regular folk across B.C. use their clothing to show support for ending bullying in schools, com...

How This 9-Year-Old Faced Bullying

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Alvena Little-Wolf Ear may just be the bravest 9-year-old in B.C. After months being bullied at her school about her weight and appearance, the Nanaim...

Mr. MacKay, Can You Protect Us From the Budget Bullies?

David Martin | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Politics
David Martin

I'm writing you in hopes that you can step in and stop these three from causing further harm. Is there a group or organization or caucus, say, that you could refer this matter to and come up with a mechanism for stopping these bullies? I'd really appreciate any help you could provide as I'm now even scared to go to my mailbox for fear of what the next letter from the government might bring. Some of my fellow victims are afraid these bullies are going to get meaner and meaner and de-index our pensions or even cut them back. Some are even saying they're going to take away our mailboxes but I can't believe they'd be that cruel.

What I Learned This Week: Love Thy Hater

Andy Nulman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Stars can be consoled by the fact that any one of us who exposes him or herself online are targets -- be we powerful, established artists or merely innocent kids posting pictures to Facebook -- and thus must endure the wrath of a swath of (in)humanity called "The Hater."

One Year After Amanda Todd's Death

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - When Tad Milmine walks into a classroom, students don't know anything about him.They don't know he's an RCMP officer. They don't know he's ...

Too Quick To Legislate?

The Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Politics

The death of Rehtaeh Parsons, which came after allegedly suffering years of intense and systematic bullying, has ignited a flurry of debate -- and the...

Bullycide: A Parent's Unrelenting Nightmare

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Living
Jonathan Hewitt

Unlike most emotional injuries, the core and source of the pain never changes at all -- I can go right back to December 5, 2006 literally in a heartbeat. I try not to do that, and therein lies one of the fundamental truths of the matter. Even I thought that by now I'd be free of the worst effects of my experience, I've come to realize that that sort of wishful thinking doesn't ring true.

James Moore, Laureen Harper To Announce Anti-Bullying Program

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The suicide of 15-year-old Jamie Hubley in the fall of 2011 was a tragedy that hit the local community hard, but personal connections sent th...

What Do You Do When Your Kid Is Being Bullied?

Stephanie Knaak | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Knaak

"My daughter is 11 years old.The boys and the girls at school call her names that shouldn't even exist. They tell her she's ugly, that her face is like a pancake smothered in poop. They have created a 'We hate Brittany' club. I tell myself all the time -- 'this has to stop. And it has to stop now. Today.' But it never does."

Why Do We Still Allow Religious Schools to Bully Gay Kids?

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

Since Manitoba's religious schools receive over 50 per cent of their funding from the province, they are all being mandated to comply with the proposed legislation: Bill 18 -- required to implement an anti-bullying strategy that includes gay-straight alliances. Our rights cannot exist in a vacuum, isolated from the reality around them. Rights engage with other rights. Not only does our Charter have a built-in provision to permit the limiting of rights in certain situations, but also, the transactional nature of our public lives dictates that different rights will come into contact other rights. Those who oppose Bill 18 should read the Charter in its entirety; it doesn't stop at freedom of religion, nor is there a hierarchy of rights.

What Is Bullying? Provinces' Definitions Differ

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Living

WINNIPEG - Provinces introducing laws to crack down on school bullies are taking different approaches as they decide where to draw the line between ch...

Pink Shirt Day: High School Survival

Heather Magee | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

Looking back, I'm proud to say I never bullied anyone, but I'm a little regretful I didn't step in to try to help the kids who were being harassed. Of course, any young person reading this post knows this is much easier said than done. Helping out a kid who's being targeted could potentially turn the bullies onto you, right? But I encourage you to somehow find the courage to try.

Second Alberta City Pushing To Outlaw Bullying

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada Alberta

Bullying drove Airdrie teen Mackenzie Murphy to an attempted suicide, an act of desperation that's prompting a second Alberta jurisdiction to propose ...

Being Bullied Makes You Tougher

Sandra Charron | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Anti-bullying campaigns have been part of school curricula for at least 10 years, but I question whether the time spent teaching children to "tell a grown up" is even helpful, when in fact, the concerns stem from deeper sources than simply some kid with anger issues.

Max Sidorov, Money Raiser For Bus Driver Karen Klein, Looks To Spread The Goodwill

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - You could call it a case of empathy gone viral.When a Toronto man stumbled upon a YouTube video of a 68-year-old bus monitor in New York Sta...

Star Power: How Cody Simpson Wants to Be Remembered

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Cody Simpson is not your stereotypical teen star -- self-entitled or shrouded in scandal. Cody is thoughtful and genuine. Even after his rise to super pop stardom, 3.4 million Twitter followers and a sold-out "Welcome to Paradise" headline tour, Cody still travels with his Dad -- he is, after all, just 15 years old.

Lots Of Talk But Little Money For Anti-Bullying Campaigns

CBC | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Impact

Despite growing awareness about the potentially devastating consequences of bullying, advocates working to combat the problem say they're badly in nee...

Calling It "Bullying" Doesn't Do Amanda Todd Justice

Jarrah Hodge | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jarrah Hodge

Calling Amanda Todd's case "bullying" or even "cyberbullying" doesn't do it justice. "Bullying" erases specific social factors and makes it seem like something that you age out of. Adding the "cyber" prefix doesn't necessarily make it more accurate.

Will the Law Listen to Amanda Todd's Story?

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada
Supriya Dwivedi

The anxiety and depression that resulted from cyber-bullying were too much for Amanda Todd, resulting in her suicide. And yet a large faction of the public, is reticent to the notion of legislating on this issue. In an interview Christy Clark made it clear that her preferred avenue to combat bullying is through education and not legislation. I am unable to comprehend why education and legislation have to be mutually exclusive, but perhaps when the next teen commits suicide, I can have Christy explain it to me. We have attempted to educate children on the detrimental effects of bullying, and yet, they do not seem to be learning. Perhaps it is time we change the lesson plan.

Beauty Companies Against Bullying

Erika Katz | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Style
Erika Katz

October is anti-bullying month and the beauty and fashion community is doing something about it. If you read tabloids and devour articles about your favorite celeb's weight gain, cellulite, and acne you are part of the bullying. While I get you may still buy that magazine, you can help innocent kids get comfort when they are bullied. How? By shopping of course. Here are some fab products so you can do your part.

Are You a Bully Boss? How to Tell...

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Business
Nancy A. Shenker

We teach our own kids to be nice to their classmates. Most of us do not intend to send our colleagues and staff home in tears or on the verge of ulcers. So, why do even the most "successful" business people develop reputations as bullies, bitches, or tyrants?

Remember That School Yard Bully? Hello, He's Now Your Boss

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Living
Yoni Goldstein

There's a reason kids tend to not speak up about bullying, which is that doing so will most likely result in further bullying. A better plan of action is to teach your kids how to fight back. There are a lot of losers out there and one must learn to live with the losers because they are for some unexplainable reason a part of life. This approach offers the added bonus of serving your child well as he or she eventually grows to become a working stiff and undoubtedly encounters adult jerks, like that useless lump of a coworker who resorts to insults to overcompensate for his lack of intellect and ability.

'Gay-Straight Alliances' Gets OK In Ontario Anti-Bullying Bill

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Students would be able to call anti-homophobia clubs "gay-straight alliances" under changes to proposed legislation that previously allowed ...

4 Steps To Blindside Bullying

The Huffington Post Canada | Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada Living

Craig and Marc Kielburger are founders of Free The Children and Me to We, a social enterprise. They are authors of "The World Needs Your Kid: Raising ...