Canada Bullying

My Grade 8 Bullies Assaulted Me, But I Won't Stay Silent

Michael Carnevale | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Impact
Michael Carnevale

I was walking down the hall at school after mass, when I felt a hard smack in the back of my head. It wasn't unexpected. Kids had been calling me names like "stupid retard," poking, and threatening me for weeks before it happened. But after it happened I was still in shock. Unfortunately, since I was blindsided, I still have no idea who did it. Nobody who walked down the hall with me that day will speak up and help identify the bully. I'm not going to fight back the way the bullies want me to. Instead, I'm going to speak up and not suffer in silence.

More Bullying Is No Way to Stop Bullying

Angie Campanelli | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Living
Angie Campanelli

I find it ironic that as we continue the battle against bullying in schools and amongst the A-list, it is in that very same cultural sphere that people use their cause as their weapon. Although I often disagree with comments made in the media, I more firmly believe that it isn't my place to call someone out for their opinion.

Pink Shirt Day Reminds Us To Keep Up Fight Against Bullying

The Huffington Post Canada | William Alcopra | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Impact

Feeling weak is a big reason why many bullying victims don’t come forward.

Bullying At School: I Am The 75 Per Cent

Shachi Kurl | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

The bad news is we perceive bullying to be more prolific than it was when we were young. The good news is we seem to be more aware and less tolerant of its destructive effects. We're split on how effectively our schools are dealing with the problem, to be sure. But the conversations are more open; the subject less beguiling.

The Truth About Bullying and What We Can Do About It

Candace Plattor | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Living
Candace Plattor

I believe that bullying is an addiction. We use addictive behaviours to mask what we feel --generally about our own low self-esteem and dissatisfaction about our lives. Anything can become an addiction if we are using it for that purpose: drugs, alcohol, food, TV, smoking, gambling, excessive spending, gaming, sex, co-dependency in relationships -- the list goes on and on.

How a Corporate Golf Retreat Made Me Speak Out On Bullying

Cheryl Muir | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

I decided it was time to take action. I started seeing a counselour and began the difficult task of dealing with the beliefs and feelings I had built up as a result of the bullying. My counselour helped me identify links between the trauma I had endured and the choices I had made as an adult. Learning about these patterns blew my mind.

How to Deal With a Management Bully

Shirley Williams | Posted 02.21.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 01.25.2015 | 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 01.16.2015 | 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 01.11.2015 | 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 01.05.2015 | 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 01.04.2015 | 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?

Let's Stop Whipping Out the Bully Card For No Reason

Naomi Elana Zener | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada
Naomi Elana Zener

As a society, we really need to stop pulling out the bully card with such ease and lack of thought to its meaning. More so as mothers, we really need to stop overusing it, labelling each other as one when we don't like what another mother has said. Otherwise, the word and definition will lose all meaning, giving real bullies power to carry on.

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...