Canada Anti Bullying

How To Fight Bullying This Holiday Season

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Jennifer Murdoch, Associate VP, Counselling Operations, Counselling, Kids Help Phone. Jennifer shared with me more details on exactly what bullying is, and how you can help a young person you suspect may be being bullied.

Free Your Life And Career From The Cycle Of Emotional Blackmail

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

The people who use emotional blackmail are doing so because it works. They rely on our negative emotions where we turn off our logic. People who use emotional blackmail are also adept at punishing you if you try and play their game.

Stay Safe And Secure: 5 Things Everyone Should Do On Facebook

Meg Sinclair | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada
Meg Sinclair

For Facebook, making the world more open and connected also means keeping people and their information safe. That's why we launched an updated version...

Building Resilience Sets Your Child Up For Success

Linda Simpson | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Linda Simpson

Parents, grandparents, caregivers take heed. As you are stowing the markers, pens and paper in your child's backpack for the start of a new school year be sure to throw in a hefty supply of resilience. It is the most important school supply any child needs in today's world.

Prince William Wants You To Stand Up To Bullying

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living

Don't stand by, stand up.

Saskatoon's Proposed Anti-Bullying Bylaw Silences Free Speech

Derek James From | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Derek James From

More authority and less freedom can be an attractive answer. And that's the problem. Legislation of this variety forces us to sacrifice our right to freedom of expression for the chance that some good might come of it. It's a trade off, and it's too high a price to pay, especially when there are less costly options available.

We Can Stop The Mommy Wars By Not Raising Mean Girls

Tamara Goyette | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Tamara Goyette

The interaction of girls towards one another where they are nothing but mean. I'm left wondering why this is something we're found to be okay with. It's not funny. Girls are becoming more and more belligerent towards each other, and for some reason it seems like the world is okay with that. I've been wondering why girls, of any age, are so cruel towards each other.

Stop Hosting Hateful Speakers In The Name Of Religious Freedom

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

University is a place where students can freely exchange ideas but equally feel safe to do so. Students should feel safe in the knowledge that whether they identify as religious, gay, atheist, etc. or as any intersection of these, they would not be subjected to derision and scorn.

I've Made It Through Another Christmas Without Amanda

Carol Todd | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Parents
Carol Todd

This was the fourth Christmas with Amanda gone. It feels just like the first one with the deep sighs and sadness. I personally am not feeling that it gets easier with each year going by because the loss is still there. It's not about forgetting or getting over it. It's about missing someone you loved. Yes certainly, we have other family that we love and care about. And we don't love them any less. My experiences this Christmas season have been phenomenal for giving back. Some on my own and some with Amanda's legacy.

Stand Up To Bullying With These Children's Books

Joanne Sallay | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Joanne Sallay

Books often act as our friends, companions and teachers. They can entertain, educate and impart life lessons. Stories can also be introduced to students from a very young age and many of these stories carry meaning for years to come.

Bullying Experiment Gets Surprising Results

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Parents

What would you do if you witnessed bullying?

How a Buddy Bench Actually Helps Kids Make Friends

Charlotte Ottaway | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Charlotte Ottaway

We can all sympathize with the new kid on the block. The sweaty palms. The scratchy throat. The familiar feelings associated with being in a strange environment, surrounded by people you have never met before -- like it's you against the world.

Stand Up to Bullying With Kindness

Hannah Alper | Posted 06.15.2016 | 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

Joshua Ostroff

Mr. Pink: How Jeremy Dias Is Beating Bullies And Saving LGBTQ Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.09.2015 | Canada Living

"One of the things that we try to educate about is how tiny kindnesses make a big difference."

Workplace Bullying: A Real Issue That Needs a Real Solution

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Although school-based bullying in children and youth has achieved much attention over the years, adults bully all the time and in surprising places. Universities, hospitals, schools, corporations, and even the police force are all settings where the real, common, and shockingly increasing problem of workplace bullying is occurring.

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.

'Sherlock' Prentice: Grand Master Politician?

Todd Herron | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Alberta
Todd Herron

I think the big win is that Prentice has shifted everyone's focus away from an unproductive and damaging debate to something far more important: creating an education system that is a genuinely "welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment". He doesn't want the hostility of the gay/anti-gay debate the adults are having to filter down to the children, where it has already caused real and tragic harm.

Are Girls the New Bullies to Watch Out For?

Lori Gard | Posted 04.28.2014 | 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.

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."

One Year After Amanda Todd's Death

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - When Tad Milmine walks into a classroom, students don't know anything about him.They don't know he's an RCMP officer. They don't know he's ...

Too Quick To Legislate?

The Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Politics

The death of Rehtaeh Parsons, which came after allegedly suffering years of intense and systematic bullying, has ignited a flurry of debate -- and the...

Bullycide: A Parent's Unrelenting Nightmare

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Living
Jonathan Hewitt

Unlike most emotional injuries, the core and source of the pain never changes at all -- I can go right back to December 5, 2006 literally in a heartbeat. I try not to do that, and therein lies one of the fundamental truths of the matter. Even I thought that by now I'd be free of the worst effects of my experience, I've come to realize that that sort of wishful thinking doesn't ring true.