Canada Bullying

Happy 19th Birthday, Amanda

Carol Todd | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Living
Carol Todd

This was one of the anticipated birthdays you were looking forward to other than 16 where you could finally learn to drive. But sadly, it was not a milestone you would ever reach. I often wonder what you would be like as an adult in our ever changing world.= What would the future hold if you hadn't had that awful Thanksgiving weekend and that horrible experience you came home to tell me about. If you had been able to sleep better that weekend. If others had just left you alone.

City Hall Bullies Need A Time Out

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

There's something about local government that brings out the worst in some people. Staff get spat on. Mayors and councillors are often the victims of what can only be described as cyberbullying. In some towns, process servers would be well-advised to offer volume discounts to local governments.

The Pain Of Being Different: A Personal Perspective In The Aftermath Of The Paris Attacks

Hessie Jones | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Hessie Jones

I hated being different. Growing up, I wanted to be the same as everyone else. I lived in a predominantly white city. I was the token "brown kid". I was looked at differently. I was teased because of the colour of my skin.

Olympic Champion Jenn Heil Says Bullied Kids Need Allies In Their Corner

Plan International Canada | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

As a competitive athlete you sign up for scrutiny and judgment. But, even then, you need to be thick skinned because you're out there doing your best, succeeding or failing for everyone to see. Kids who get bullied don't sign up to be judged.

Canada Has Some Of The Highest Bullying Rates In The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Parents

Alyson Schafer on signs that your child is being bullied -- or that he or she is a bully.

WATCH: Even Shawn Mendes Has Been Cyberbullied

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Parents

"I've obviously felt the wrath of people over a computer because you don't care. Over the computer you're invincible. You can say whatever you want."

Your Child's Fake Illness May Be More Serious Than You Think

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Indeed, most instances of "faking it" are caused by the usual reasons, most of which are innocuous. It's the more insidious ones that we, as parents, need to be aware of so that we can address the causes at the basis of why our children are avoiding school.

People-Pleasing Always Backfires

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Instead of getting what they want, the overly nice person will be used, abused and belittled. It's very confusing to them. Often, they think that what's called for is to be more pleasing. Of course, this only increases the persecution they're experiencing.

3 Secrets to Managing a Boss Who Yells

Monique Caissie | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

Larry shouted at me for a file. He was neither polite nor was his volume appropriate. I calmly and deliberately brought him the wrong file. He had a temper tantrum. Yup, just like a three-year-old. I let him rage and when he stopped for a breath, I calmly and firmly said, "I cannot hear what you need when you scream at me like that."

Are We Talking Enough to Kids About Stress?

masalamommas | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Parents

Who hasn't gone through playground drama, right? What I didn't realize is how this situation was making daughter feel low about herself and her ability to handle her emotions on the playground. I think like most parents I wasn't sure how much to ask her about stress. Culturally, many of us grew up with more conversations about academics and marks than conversations about feelings and stress.

18 Celebrities Share Painful Memories Of Being Bullied In School

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Parents

The reasons why will surprise you.

How to Bully-Proof Your Child for School

Alyson Jones | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

For children the return to school is the beginning of a new year and is filled with mixed feelings. There is the excitement of seeing friends again and sharing summer stories, but the social world of children also has its perils. For many children the return to school means the return to bullying.

My Body Hair Made Me Hate the Skin I'm in

Shailee Koranne | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Living
Shailee Koranne

13-years-old: I get up to get some paper from the cubbies in the front of the classroom and a boy follows me. He loudly asks me why Indian girls are so hairy. I stare at him, shocked, wanting to disappear. He presses on, telling me all brown girls are unattractive and he's only ever met one girl hairier than me. He tells me her name, as though I'd know her. I turn around and ignore him until he goes away. The whole class is quiet -- no one sticks up for me. I learn what it's like to hate your skin. Really, really hate it.

Do You Have a Donald Trump at Work?

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

My comments on Donald have nothing to do with his political aspirations. It has to do with the damage that a personality like Donald's brings to the workplace. Bullies don't go away. Donald Trump's attack on Rosie O'Donnell last night came out of the blue. There was no reason for him to say what he said, yet he did.

What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Parents

If you suspect your child is being bullied, here are three great tips to deal with it.

For Monica Lewinsky: Shame On Us

Natasha Koifman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

"When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself." Earl Nightingale This is Monica Lewinsky's year -- her time to step out of the...

Bullies Beat 5-Year-Old With A Chain At Flin Flon School, Parents Say

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Parents

The parents of a student at Ecole McIsaac in Flin Flon, Man. say their son was bullied by students who used a chain.

As a Stay-At-Home Dad, I Just Want My Kid To Be Cool

Bryce Kushnier | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Bryce Kushnier

I feel there are endless topics of anecdotal parental advice I could weigh in on. Especially from the perspective of a new stay at home father. But if I told you I knew the secret to raising the perfect child, would you believe me? I remember specifically when I had this epiphany.

Stand Up to Bullying With Kindness

Hannah Alper | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Impact
Hannah Alper

I am so excited to share the news that I am a now Youth Ambassador for Bystander Revolution! Bystander Revolution is an anti-bullying organization founded in April 2014 with a mission to inspire and motivate people to take the power out of bullying with simple acts of kindness, courage, and inclusion

Let's Bring an End to Bullying by Choosing to #BeKind

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

I was just watching the video about Sean O'Brien, the #DancingMan, on Yahoo news the other day, and it got me thinking about all the bullying going on these days. It's the cause of so much suffering on the part of the victims, but it's also creating more misery for the bullies themselves.

Sexual Bullying At Schools Has to Stop

Karyn Pickles | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Parents
Karyn Pickles

Ten-year-old Hannah used to love going to school but now the Ontario fourth grader is too scared to return and her mother Nicola can't blame her. On Monday, Hannah experienced the second of two incidents of bullying with a disturbingly sexual tone. Hannah's mother spoke to the school principal, and although the boy admitted to the incident, as far as she knows no further action was taken by the school. As of Wednesday, Nicola's calls to the superintendent and her school trustee had not been returned, and the principal did not respond to a request for comment for this post.

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

Michael Carnevale | Posted 05.08.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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.