Canada Bullying

How to Deal With a Management Bully

Shirley Williams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Business
Shirley Williams

Does your manager have the traits of a bully? You may be dealing with a Hirogen Manager, an organization's hunter that sees his or her employees as prey. Here is the test. Are the following quotes familiar to you?

Amanda Todd Stood Up To Stalker

CBC | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Amanda Todd challenged her online stalker in a conversation she had with the Dutch man alleged to have extorted her online, a Facebook security report...

Wildrose, Your Roots Are Showing

Todd Herron | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Todd Herron

Two short months ago, the Wildrose party was riding high. What could possibly go wrong? Jim Prentice, that's what.

Three Must-Read Books for Bullying Awareness Week

Joanne Sallay | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Joanne Sallay

Bullying prevention and intervention is a topic that is important all year round. However, initiatives such as Bullying Awareness Week ensure this important subject is brought to the forefront. Here is a shortlist of must-read books covering three unique perspectives in bullying.

What is the Link Between Bullying, Cyberbullying and Suicide?

Kids Help Phone | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living
Kids Help Phone

In recent years, some parents might have found themselves wondering: "What is the link between bullying, cyberbullying, and suicide?" "Is bullying worse than when I was a kid?" "What can I do to keep my kid safe?" For many parents, it's easy to slide into worry-mode. But it's important for parents to be mindful of how they are reacting to stories they are hearing in the media or within the community.

Dear Teacher, Thank You for Taking the Time to Really See Me

Lori Gard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Dear Teacher: You called after me today. I was frustrated. Angry. Tired and lonely. And I didn't want to hear someone tell me for the bazillionth time all that I had done wrong. Tell me how I had been a bully. A bad boy. The truth is: I know. I know I am a bully. I have a hard time making friends because I'm different. But you took the time.

7 Strategies For a More Respectful World

Deri Latimer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Aretha Franklin sang about it (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.), Rodney Dangerfield quipped about it ("I don't get no respect!"), and just about every workplace has a ...

Monica Lewinsky Says She Was Cyberbullying's 'Patient Zero'

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Living

PHILADELPHIA - Monica Lewinsky says she was "patient zero" in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity expl...

Dysfunctional Divorce Leads to Dysfunctional Children

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Feldstein

What divorcing spouses and partners don't realize is there are very real consequences of dysfunctional divorce that affect mental, emotional, and developmental well-being and behaviour of children. The effects of divorce trauma become more pronounced the longer a divorce drags on. And two or five years in the life of a child is a huge percentage of time.

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

We live in an age of instant information. With a "click" here and a "swipe" there, we can pretty much find out anything about everything (and then some!). October is Cyber Security Awareness Month so it's a good time to take a pause and have a national conversation about online safety.

My Wish For My Daughter as She Begins Middle School

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

Memories are tumbling through my head as my oldest daughter starts middle school this week. I'm trying not to let my past demons get the best of me, but I'm worried. I don't want her to lose herself, to lose her confidence, to dim her own light like I did. Here are my wishes for you, my daughter, as you enter this new phase of your life.

Why Does It Take Jennifer Lawrence's Nude Photo To Spark Outrage on Privacy Issues?

Lauren Messervey | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

But a new battle is raging, and as pleased as I am to see so many people outraged by a young actress' right to sexual privacy being violated, I can't help but ask; why such an outcry for Jennifer Lawrence? It has always been disgusting to see so many young women, celebrity or no, be abused by the absurdity of non-consensual pornography, so why are we choosing to be outraged now? Shouldn't we have brought this up a long time ago?

How Tories Bully Charities and Abuse Power

Gareth Kirkby | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Gareth Kirkby

Canadian charities are experiencing an "advocacy chill" and changing the way they go about their work as a result of what they say is "bullying" by the Harper Conservative government. My just completed Master's thesis research finds that the denunciatory rhetoric of government ministers against charities, followed by stepped up audits is having its toll not only on charity operations, but also on the strength of Canada's public discussions and thus on the vigor of democracy itself.

Dad's Actions Called 'Bullying' By B.C. Judge

CP | Tim Petruk, Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A B.C. judge had harsh words for a man who tried to intimidate his daughter into lying in court after four of his children were taken...

Being a Bigot Doesn't Come With a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth Hawksworth

You do have the freedom to say what you want. You don't have the freedom to escape the fallout from your words. When you are a bigot -- and I use the word without malice -- you are trying to block another human being from having the same rights you have. You can feel however you want to feel. There is nothing wrong with your religious or philosophical beliefs, and in our society, you are free to practice them and believe what you wish. But freedom of speech does not carry a get-out-of-jail-free card.

Did Police Miss Chance To Protect Amanda Todd From Blackmailer?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Amanda Todd took her life in 2012 at the age of 15 after being relentlessly blackmailed by a ruthless predator. She deserved a more informed and effective police response than what was offered. She deserved to feel protected. So do all the Canadian kids who are being blackmailed or lured into performing sexual acts on webcam right now.

Suspect In Todd Case Could Be Extradited Sooner: Prosecution

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Dutch man accused of surreptitiously capturing webcam footage of British Columbia teen Amanda Todd, as well as dozens of other victims a...

Legal Experts Divided Over Extradition In Amanda Todd Case

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Authorities in British Columbia are anxious to bring a Netherlands resident to a Canadian courtroom on cyberbullying charges in a teen sui...

Dutch Man Charged In Amanda Todd Cyberbullying

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An international investigation has led to pornography and Internet luring charges against a Dutch man in connection with the cyberbullying of Canadian...

Stop Pretending You Don't Know Reason Behind High School Violence

Candace Plattor | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Candace Plattor

Deep in our heart of hearts, as a collective society, how can we be surprised by this kind of over-the-top violent behaviour from our kids when we allow them -- our leaders of tomorrow -- to be fed on this these "killing sprees" in the various forms of media day in and day out?

Coming Out As Gay And Brown In The 'Burbs

Alex Sangha | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

Growing up gay and brown in the suburbs was rough. I came really close to flying to freedom towards the end of my senior year of high school when I drove off a cliff near my home. I thought it would be better than the stress of exams and the alienation I felt from being the only gay kid in the neighbourhood.

What a Difference a Year Makes: The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Teen

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

A year ago, I sat at my laptop at the dining room table and hammered out a long list of things I thought it was important for my daughter to know. W...

The Marineland Mom Has Turned Her Son into a Target

Lydia Lovric | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

Jennifer Jamieson contacted the teacher personally when she discovered that her nine-year-old son was slated to attend a school trip to Marineland in Niagara Falls. I admire people who have strong opinions and have the backbone to stand up for what they believe in. But I am not so sure we should involve young children in our battles.

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen Explains How Bullying Really Works

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Impact

What you learn as a child will follow you into adulthood. A new commercial created by London-based LGBTQ lobby group, Stonewall, for their anti-bul...

Why Does "Being a Man" Mean I Have To Be An Island?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

All this chest puffing, testosterone-infused machismo leads to the moulding of desensitized frightened men who have not only a difficult time expressing their emotions to their partners but also an almost insurmountable obstacle in building meaningful and supportive relationships with other men.