Canada Cyberbullying

Musical Tribute To My Daughter Amanda Todd Moved Me To Tears

Carol Todd | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada
Carol Todd

The night of the performance is one that will be etched in my mind forever. As Amanda, you always dreamed of being on a big stage surrounded by lights and music. In the performance piece called "My Name is Amanda Todd," that is what happened.

Parents Can Face Hefty Fine If Their Kids Are Bullies

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Parents

The fine is meant to curb bullying by holding parents accountable.

Dutch Court Refuses To Delay Trial For Suspect In Amanda Todd Case

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Today the court said you had chances enough."

'We Want To Get Rid Of Bullying Across The Entire Internet'

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"When people realize that it's a solvable problem they won't put up with it anymore."

An Evidence-Based Approach Can Put An End To Bullying

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Shimi Kang

Lessening bullying requires a societal effort. No single institution can prevent the circumstances that lead to a young person fearing hateful comments online. Humanity has proven we have the capacity to improve the well being of others -- we should plan to make giant strides in minimizing bullying, too.

What We Can All Do For Pink Shirt Day

Hannah Alper | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Hannah Alper

This week marked the 8th annual Pink Shirt Day and I am proud to have been able to mark it in a really meaningful way. I spent the morning with the st...

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.

This Instagram Selfie Trend Has Us Puckering Up For A Good Cause

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Style

It's time to #KissAndMakeup.

The Online World Isn't Always Nice And Can Be Quite Nasty

Maureen McGrath | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen McGrath

More adults report cyberbullying than adolescents according to Cyberbullying.org an organization aimed at providing advice for targets of cyberbullying. The most common types of cyberbullying are being called offensive names and purposeful embarrassment.

6 'Ugly Girls' Polls Being Investigated In Newfoundland

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Living

"One is way too many."

Another 'Ugly Girl' List: Newfoundland RCMP Look Into Cyberbullying

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada

Only weeks after a similar incident where girls' looks were ranked in an online poll.

'Ugliest Girls' Poll Investigated By Police In Newfoundland

CP | Ben Cousins | Posted 12.05.2015 | Canada Living

The case became public after a teen spoke out about the ranking on Facebook.

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."

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.

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

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

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.28.2016 | 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.

Canada Teams Up With Five Eyes To Combat Cyberbullying

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada has formed an international working group with its Five Eyes intelligence allies in an attempt to combat the cross-border threats pose...

Social Media Can Help Rebuild the Dwindling #LeafsNation

Jeff Quipp | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Season after season begins with hope and promise, but ends with disappointment. The hopelessness of being a Leaf fan may continue to affect the franchise's followers, and therefore the bottom line, unless they look at alternative ways to mend that relationship. Building trust through social media is the best way to reach the most powerful fan demographic to date.

A Little Compassion and Empathy Can End Cyberbullying for Good

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Impact
Sandy Kiaizadeh

The Internet is without a doubt one of the greatest innovations of our time. It, along with social media, has allowed us to connect with loved ones and like-minded people. However, it has also created a climate where humiliation, trolling, and cyberbullying are as easy as standing on a virtual soap-box and snidely tapping a few keystrokes for the world to see. We each need to play our part in acting with empathy and compassion.

How To Approach the Topic of Sexting With Your Teen

Kids Help Phone | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Living
Kids Help Phone

If you and your teen aren't comfortable talking about sexting, talk to them about online safety by reminding them not to share personal information online -- like their real name, age, or phone number, or any other identifying information such as where they live, or the name of their high school. This includes anything that might show up in the background of a photo. And make sure they understand that there can be a risk in talking to strangers online -- not everyone is who they might seem.

Vulgar Comments Lead To Dad's Legal Action Against Student App

The Huffington Post Alberta | Hillary Nguyen-Don | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

A Calgary father is threatening to sue someone who used a social networking app to post nasty comments about his teenage daughter. But there's a big p...

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.

More Surveillance Punishes Canadians, Not Terrorists

Tom Henheffer | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Tom Henheffer

The potential destruction of terrorism is infinitesimally smaller than the damage done to our rights by a disproportionate attempt to prevent it. Please. Please remember this. It's even more important now, when that fact is so easily forgotten in the wake of the attack on our Parliament and the tragic deaths of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. We cannot allow the extreme actions of a few to strip us of the freedoms those soldiers worked so hard to protect. But the Canadian government continues to roll back our rights in the name of "security."

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...

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.