Canada Cyberbullying

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 06.15.2015 | 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.

Canada Teams Up With Five Eyes To Combat Cyberbullying

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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.

WATCH: Shane Koyczan Takes On Trolls With Words Of Fire

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Living

Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan has plenty of first-hand experience with bullying. As a child he was pushed around a lot, so much that for a whil...

Amanda Todd Suspect May Have Dozens More Victims

AP | Toby Sterling, The Associated Press | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A prosecutor says a Dutch man suspected of possessing child pornography and blackmailing and harassing victims over the Inter...

Back to School Social Media Rules for Parents and Kids

Jeff Quipp | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jeff Quipp

With the school year back in full swing, it's a great time to revisit a topic that affects students, parents and teachers equally: social media. While social media use continues to grow and becomes increasingly common place, it is nonetheless an area of contention, particularly when it comes to kids -- both in and outside of the classroom.

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.

The Conservative Government Just Doesn't Get It When It Comes To Privacy

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Steve E. Anderson

There are few rights more important in any healthy democracy than the right to privacy. When citizens believe they are being watched, their willingness to engage in democratic debate is eroded, which in turn undermines our whole democratic process. Yet we clearly have a privacy deficit in this country.

Kind Words to Me From a Stranger

Carol Todd | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Living
Carol Todd

In the past 20 months, my journey has been filled with meeting a variety of people. The majority are thoughtful, kind and compassionate. This is a letter that I found in my inbox that "fills the bucket." I believe that words and writers like this deserve to be shared.

Inuit Singer Tanya Tagaq Stops 'Sealfie' Cyberbully With Police Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada Music

After facing a backlash from posting a "sealfie" earlier this year, Inuit singer Tanya Tagaq says she has been feeling better of late thanks to author...

Cyberbullying Bill Would Give The Government ‘Too Much Information' About You

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Conservative government's cyberbullying bill would make too much information about Internet users more easily available to a wide array o...

Changes to Bill C-13 Could Have Saved Rehtaeh's Life

Glen Canning | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Canning

This morning I spoke before The House of Commons' Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and shared my thoughts on Bill C-13. I know there are concerns with C-13 and believe me, if there was something better on the table I'd be all over it. There isn't, not that I can see. Police have to have the ability to act fast when it comes to cyber-crime or their response is pointless. Our children's rights and privacy is already being violated -- violated by some of the sickest people you can imagine. If it's a choice between them and the police I'm siding with the police.

"Revenge Porn" Needs its Own Bill

Steph Guthrie | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Steph Guthrie

For the last year I've been speaking and writing at length about the issue Bill C-13 claims to tackle. While the bill's name in the press is the "Cyber-bullying Bill," the more specific problem addressed by components of Bill C-13 is known as "revenge porn," a term I hate for both its inaccuracy and sexualized sensationalism. After a year of arguing for legislation that criminalizes cyber-sexual assault, I cannot support the legislation as written. I cannot trade one set of civil rights for another. We should separate the components of Bill C-13 that deal directly with cyber-sexual assault from those that do not, and debate them as different pieces of legislation.

Why Would a 35-year-old Dutch Man Sexploit My Daughter Amanda?

Carol Todd | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Living
Carol Todd

I am sure many around the world have read the headlines. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought that Amanda's alleged perpetrator would be found in the Netherlands.