Canada Cyberbullying

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.

Your Kids' First Smartphone Should Come With An Important Talk

Brad Fisher | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Brad Fisher

While the joys of parenthood are many, it's natural to worry about the inevitable milestones that shape a child's independence, such as their first solo walk to school, first sleep-over or first teen party. In our technology-driven world, parents must now consider a new growing-up moment: their first smartphone.

The Reality Of Cyber Abuse

Susie Williams | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Living
Susie Williams

Technology plays a large part in the lives of everyone; it's where we communicate, learn, express ourselves and spend much of our leisure time, but what does it look like when the primary medium we use for these things becomes corrupted with hate and abuse?

Are Parents Letting Their Children Get Away With Social Bullying?

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Sharon Vinderine

Our kids have only been back in school for a short while and thus far, I've heard of many children being the victims of "social bullying." Yes, we've all heard the term Cyberbullying but that expression makes it seem so random and out in the "online world," while social gives it more of a defined meaning: A social group using their digital devices to express hatred, threats etc. My true wake up call to this epidemic behavior was after a recent incident involving my daughter.

Cyberbullying Hurts Even More For Teens Facing Mental Illness

Lauren Messervey | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

Everyone is struggling and the cure isn't going to come from a Google suggestion. The conversations we are having now are important, especially when talking to teens about Internet use. For the teens that struggle with mental illness, however, this conversation is potentially life saving.

A Message To Parents Sending Daughters Back To School

Linda Simpson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Linda Simpson

As your daughter heads off to school with her pocket full of your first-day advice, remind her to be her sister's keeper, as well. With today's hyper-media connectivity, it is quite safe to say that if there are problems in a girl's life somebody knows something.

Defend Milo Yiannopoulos Even If You Don't Want To

Jason Najum | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Najum

Free speech, we say, is a principle we will defend to the death. Until perhaps we don't agree with what has been said. Then, suddenly, we are able to find very valid reasons to rationalize ourselves away from a supposed absolute value. Cases like Yiannopoulos' push our proclaimed moral positions up against the wall, compelling us to confront our human tendency towards personal bias. And that's why they are so interesting.

Heterosexist Muslims Bring Shame To Their Communities

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Heterosexist Muslims bring shame to themselves and their faith communities when they copy-paste verses and exegeses without an iota of tadabbur (reflection). In spouting off angrily, they completely ignore the call of the Qur'an to dialogue with best manners.

Dutch Court Approves Extradition For Amanda Todd Suspect

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia

But the Dutch Justice Minister still has to sign off on it.

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 12.04.2016 | 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 08.12.2016 | 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 09.07.2016 | 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.