Rehtaeh Parsons Bullying

Rehtaeh Parsons Died One Year Ago Monday

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - The father of Rehtaeh Parsons says there have been positive changes in the year since his daughter's death, but more must be done to change ...

Rehtaeh Lives On Through Organ Donation

Glen Canning | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Living
Glen Canning

Rehtaeh Parsons will live on in the lives of others thanks to the organ donations made after her death. I received a letter from an organ recipient. This unnamed person found out this year they needed a new heart. Their family and friends were scared because they almost died. Then the words hit me, the recipient is "only 17 years old." Rehtaeh's age.

The Cyberbullying Bill Could Have Helped My Daughter

Glen Canning | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Canning

We were horrified to find out that taking a photograph of oneself having sex with an unknowing and unconscious person then texting it out to pretty much everyone she knows wasn't a crime in Canada. Seriously, trust me. It isn't. But now, fortunately, it will be. I am very grateful to hear that Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney have announced new legislation that will address this disgusting crime that devastated our daughter Rehtaeh. Now, thanks to this new legislation, ignoring these young victims and their families will no longer be an option.

Tories Crack Down On Cyberbullying

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has introduced a wide-ranging bill designed to make it illegal to distribute "intimate images" without consent an...

What if Rehtaeh Parsons Had Taken the Law into Her Own Hands?

Manjit Singh | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada
Manjit Singh

If a situation similar to Rehtaeh Parsons' was brought to my attention, I would immediately put all parties on notice and commence the steps necessary to litigate through the civil justice system. I would do all I could to ensure that rather than feeling powerless, the victim felt empowered.

Rehtaeh Parsons's Mom On Dr. Phil After Blunt Rape Tweet

CBC | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Living

The mother of Nova Scotia teenager Rehtaeh Parsons is filming a segment on the U.S. talk show Dr. Phil, hours after the television therapist triggered...

The Line Between Sexting And Child Porn

CBC | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada

In many countries, including Canada, 'sexting' — the texting or posting of naked or semi-naked photographs on social media sites — can b...

Police Role Under Review

CBC | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada

The Nova Scotia government plans to look into the way Halifax Regional Police handled the case of Rehtaeh Parsons, the Cole Harbour girl who took her ...

Four Months After Rehtaeh's Death, I'm Only Treading Water

Glen Canning | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Living
Glen Canning

Today marks four months since my daughter Rehtaeh ended her life. It's said that losing a child is the hardest thing a person can experience and if there is something worse I can't imagine what it could possibly be. The last four months have been hell peppered with smiles as I think back on memories. I cherish those when they come, even if they last for only a moment. This is the hardest thing I have ever faced. This is an ocean of grief. I'm treading water in a tidal wave of pain, disbelief, anger, sadness, waves and waves of heartache.

Rehtaeh Parsons Strip-Search Allegations Prompt Review

CBC | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada

The province has appointed an independent expert to review the practices at a Halifax hospital in the wake of allegations that the hospital strip-sear...

Yet Another Teen Rape Case in Nova Scotia Needs Your Attention

VICE | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Living

After going to a party a 15-year-old girl from Nova Scotia was "dragged outside" by several boys and performed oral sex on one of them, while another filmed it all happening. Since April, the federal and provincial government have been taking steps to make amendments to the law so these situations don't happen again. But are they being enacted quickly enough?

Another Rehtaeh Parsons?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.07.2013 | Canada

A Dartmouth, Nova Scotia mother said her daughter isn't her "same little girl anymore" after a video showing her and several boys in a sex act at a pa...

Teen Faces Child Pornography

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada

HALIFAX - Halifax police say they've taken the rare step of laying child pornography charges against a 14-year-old boy after he allegedly videotaped h...

Christie Blatchford's Column on Rehtaeh is Hateful Garbage

Warren Kinsella | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada
Warren Kinsella

Christie Blatchford column today on Rehtaeh Parsons, today, is hateful garbage. Essentially, Blatchford writes an entire column -- without one named source, without any sources at all, in fact -- to seemingly promote the notion that Rehtaeh Parsons wanted to get raped, and that the police were right not to do anything about it.

My Daughter Rehtaeh Just Wanted to Be Believed

Glen Canning | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada
Glen Canning

This morning I woke up and read an article in the National Post about Rehtaeh's case. I'm not upset or mad. A little disappointed maybe. The writer, Christie Blatchford, makes a few statements I would like to address. I told Rehtaeh all the time that justice is a long shot and even that people will think she either asked for it, or she deserved it. I just wanted her to be prepared. She just wanted to be believed.

Rehtaeh's Father Conveys Heartfelt Message To Harper

CBC | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics

Two weeks after their daughter died following months of alleged online harassment, the family of Rehtaeh Parsons sat down with Prime Minister Stephen ...

Laureen Harper: All Kids At Risk Online

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When a young person's private photos suddenly go public, it makes no difference who the parents are — even if they happen to live at 24 Sus...

How Parents Enable Their Children to Bully

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Glen Canning, wrote a blog about his daughter, Rehtaeh Parsons, who hung herself because of the trauma of an alleged gang-rape by four classmates and the relentless bullying that followed. He wrote, "They say parents need to teach their children. Instead, it was Rehtaeh who was my teacher." But here's the thing: Parents do need to teach their children, and they are not doing it. Rehtaeh Parsons' death arrives on the horrific heels of the Steubenvile high-school rape case and Amanda Todd's suicide near Vancouver last fall after a sexually explicit photo led to the bullying that eventually drove her to take her own life, too. Our job is not just to feed and clothe our kids, but to shape them.

Teen Says He Was Wrongly Named In Rehtaeh Parsons Case

CBC | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada

A Nova Scotia teenager who says he was wrongly named in the Rehtaeh Parsons case wants to clear his name. Adam Barnes, 19, said he wasn’...

N.S. Minister Calls For Law On Intimate Images

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's justice minister is pushing Ottawa to make it illegal to distribute intimate images for a malicious or sexual purpose without ...

'Stay Strong And Support The Boys'

CBC | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada

Friends, family and supporters of the four boys allegedly involved in the Rehtaeh Parsons case have taken their voice to the streets of Halifax. ...

"What's Wrong With Kids Today?" Is the Wrong Question

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When we read about horrific acts of bullying, it is not enough to utter the mantra "What is wrong with kids today" and flip to the next page of the newspaper. We are not powerless to prevent these tragedies -- the solution starts with educating our children in a culture of compassion.

Nova Scotia Premier Commits To Rehtaeh Parsons Review

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government will launch an independent review of the RCMP's original investigation into the Rehtaeh Parsons case, Premier Dar...

Anonymous Stages Protest To Demand Justice For Dead Teen

The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada

HALIFAX -- The mother of Rehtaeh Parsons dabbed her eyes with a tissue as dozens of people chanted in front of the Halifax district RCMP office on Sun...

Twitter Isn't Very Impressed With The RCMP

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada

The RCMP in Nova Scotia have reopened the investigation into the alleged rape of Rehtaeh Parsons and expressed a willingness to work with Anonymous, t...