Canada Bullying

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

Candace Plattor | Posted 04.12.2014 | 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 04.01.2014 | 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 03.31.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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.

Bullying is No Longer Confined to Schools. What Are We Doing About It?

Farzana Hassan | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Living
Farzana Hassan

With the growing use of cyber space, bullying is no longer confined to school premises. The effects of school taunting and how it transforms into bullying outside of school also be addressed. Canada has recently enacted new legislation on cyber bullying. Further research is needed to determine if the same type of legislation can be deemed effective in the United States.

Regina George Is In Her Forties: When Child Bullies Become Adult Bullies

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

Mean girls (and boys) graduate high school, go on to college, get jobs, get married and have kids of their own. If Regina George never learned to stop her bullying ways, isn't it fair to say that she and her fellow, now adult, Plastics are still engaging in similar hurtful behaviour as adults? So how do we get off this vicious cycle of child bullies growing up into adult tormentors? It's simple. The answer is, and always will be, love and compassion. Yes, we can teach old dogs new tricks. And alpha dog Regina George is no different.

Term 'Bullying' Losing Impact: Amanda Todd's Mom

CBC | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Students and advocates rallied in Vancouver this morning and the colour pink poured onto streets and school hallways across Canada, but one of B.C.&ap...

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.

A Bylaw To Bully The Bullies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living

SASKATOON - City council in Saskatoon has voted to proceed with a draft bylaw aimed at cracking down on bullies.The vote came at a Monday meeting wher...

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."

What Kids Who've Been Bullied Need To Know

Lori Gard | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I don't know if your face fell. I don't know if inside you crumbled into tiny little pieces. I don't know how many times you've heard those words before. I don't know if you even believed them. But I got the feeling that this might not have been the first time. And in the instant it took to process what just had happened, a million memories flashed through my mind.

How the "Ugliest Woman in the World" Overcame Bullying

Lauren Messervey | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

If you google the keywords "ugliest woman in the world", an image of Lizzie Velasquez will come up. Lizzie became aware of this in the ugliest manner that any person could discover such a thing; she saw a video with that tagline on YouTube.

The Politics of Bullying

Tad Milmine | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Tad Milmine

The last couple months have taught me a lot about youth, bullying and the politics of it all. As I tell the youth, I am "just a guy named Tad" and I am not an expert or professional on this topic at all. Having reflected on this recently, I believe it is safe to say that I do know a lot about bullying however, directly from the source ... the youth.

How Muslim Parents Can Help End Bullying in Schools

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Shahla Khan Salter

Some kids have been targeted by bullies because the hatred towards gays, lesbians, trans and "others" runs so deep in North American society that even appearing different may merit ostracization. Who are we to complain about bigotry against our children if we perpetuate it against others? And so we must ask them, our fellow (otherwise peaceful) Muslim parents, how does the intolerance you teach at home, affect all our youth and our Muslim communities?

I Got Bullied on a Panel About Mental Health

Arthur Gallant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

After almost six months of being bullied I snapped and I lashed out. You may wonder why I didn't resign from the panel. It was because I felt like I was being pushed out through bullying and felt it was up to the organization to end it. During my lashing out I said some regrettable things and to this day I remain apologetic.

Province Rushes Anti-Bullying Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan says the government won't delay an anti-bullying report.Morgan suggested last Thursday that the re...

This is the End of Civil Discussion

Jeff Paterson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers...

Snoop On Your Kids, Says Mom Of Dead Alleged Bullying Victim

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - The family of Regina teenager who died last week suggests the 13-year-old girl took her own life and that bullying may have played a role in ...

Why The 'R-Word' Hurts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.25.2013 | Canada Impact

It's a word you hear on playgrounds, locker rooms and even among friends just joking around. It's the word retarded. But that doesn't mean the word do...

SavvyMom Roundup: Gluten, Bacon and a Sad Kid at the Zoo

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The war against gluten, the problem with bacon, teens and social media, a sad kid at the zoo and apple season all caught my attention this week.