Bullying Prevention

How Parents Enable Their Children to Bully

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Glen Canning, wrote a blog about his daughter, Rehtaeh Parsons, who hung herself because of the trauma of an alleged gang-rape by four classmates and the relentless bullying that followed. He wrote, "They say parents need to teach their children. Instead, it was Rehtaeh who was my teacher." But here's the thing: Parents do need to teach their children, and they are not doing it. Rehtaeh Parsons' death arrives on the horrific heels of the Steubenvile high-school rape case and Amanda Todd's suicide near Vancouver last fall after a sexually explicit photo led to the bullying that eventually drove her to take her own life, too. Our job is not just to feed and clothe our kids, but to shape them.

Behind the Headlines: Could This Anti-Bullying Campaign Make It Worse?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When we first learned that one beauty brand is joining the battle against bullying by donating to a fund that offers a teen help line for bully victims, our heads turned. There are others. An admirable message, all. But what about the medium? For us, campaigns like these raise more questions than answers. Can a cosmetics company make a sincere plea to stop bullying and plump up the customer's pout or zap a zit? Or are these token donations -- made by companies whose marketing strategies tend to reinforce teens' fixation with physical appearance -- suspect?

Kathy Lindsay, Mom Of Allegedly Bullied Girl, Banned From Daughter's School

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada Living

Many parents feel helpless when they discover their child is the victim of bullying at school, but for Kathy Lindsay, the matter truly feels like it's...

McGuinty Stands Up To Bullying With Support For Bill

CBC | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Living

Premier Dalton McGuinty says all students need to be accepted for who they are, which is why Ontario wants them to have the right to form...

The Bullying Epidemic and How We Can End it

John Izzo | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Living
John Izzo

I think one element of bullying that we don't talk enough about is the need for parents of teens who do the bullying to step up. Where are the parents of these kids?

How We Can Stand Up to Bullies

Nick Cowling | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Living
Nick Cowling

No celebrity messenger can draw the same level of emotion or heartache that is inherent in the stories of the victims they represent. After all, if we really need Lady Gaga to illustrate why teen suicide is unacceptable, society has deep problems.

Parents Unite! Get Empowered to Stop Bullying

Annabelle Fell | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada
Annabelle Fell

While your child's school has its clear responsibility to ensure the safety of its students, it needs parents' support to make lasting, effective change to stop bullying.