School Bullying

Wildrose, Your Roots Are Showing

Todd Herron | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Todd Herron

Two short months ago, the Wildrose party was riding high. What could possibly go wrong? Jim Prentice, that's what.

Why Do Schools Implement These Ridiculous Rules?

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living
Danielle S. McLaughlin

A rule that has an unclear or ridiculous purpose is, on its face, unfair. A rule that cannot possibly achieve its purpose is pointless. A rule that has more negative than positive effects is unfair and undemocratic. Discipline or punishment that does not address the behaviour it purports to correct is tyrannical.

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.

What Kids Who've Been Bullied Need To Know

Lori Gard | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I don't know if your face fell. I don't know if inside you crumbled into tiny little pieces. I don't know how many times you've heard those words before. I don't know if you even believed them. But I got the feeling that this might not have been the first time. And in the instant it took to process what just had happened, a million memories flashed through my mind.

How Bullying and Racism Shaped Who I Am

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

One of the bullies caught up to me, and grabbed at my bag. Taking hold of the strap of my green school bag that fit snuggly against my pink snowsuit, he swung me around. The other boy came next, taunting and screaming at me: "Dirty Paki." These words have haunted me for years, and I fear they will haunt my daughter as well.

Anti-bullying law gets support from teen who took on high school

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba teenager who was initially not allowed to advertise a gay-straight alliance club in his high school has spoken in favour of the ...

Dear Bullied Kids: It Gets Better Because You Get Stronger

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I remember the feeling. I would stand, my back up against the fence, my legs weak. I'd stand there and wonder which way I would run this time and if t...

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.

Weight Bias: The Bullseye of Bullying

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Living
Brad L. Johnson

Weight bias is one area of bullying that is not only condoned but also seemingly tolerated. Even though most school systems include some type of bullying awareness program in their curriculum, more times than not, overweight children are left out of these programs. Weight bias remains the one area of bullying that receives little or no attention and is not even listed as a factor in many definitions of bullying.

Can Kids Put An End To Bullying?

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO, Cananda - While adults have a pivotal role to play in cases of childhood bullying, expert speakers at a conference on the hot-button subject ...

What Do You Do When Your Kid Is Being Bullied?

Stephanie Knaak | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Knaak

"My daughter is 11 years old.The boys and the girls at school call her names that shouldn't even exist. They tell her she's ugly, that her face is like a pancake smothered in poop. They have created a 'We hate Brittany' club. I tell myself all the time -- 'this has to stop. And it has to stop now. Today.' But it never does."

Dress Codes Disguise Real Bullying Problems

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Danielle S. McLaughlin

A number of schools have decided that the bullying problem can be solved by instituting a uniform or a dress code. To many people, this sounds like a reasonable solution to the pervasive problem of bullying. To people who actually experience bullying, it can look ridiculous, if not dangerous.

A Teen's Suicide Sparked My Will to Fight Bullying from the Heart

Tad Milmine | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Tad Milmine

In 2011, I was introduced to an amazing young man named Jamie Hubley after reading a headline about his death, "Ottawa teen takes his own life because of severe bullying." When I was done reading, I was frozen in my bed and thought about the connections between my story and Jamie's. I decided to create my own project called "Bullying Ends Here." I had no clue how big this initiative would become.

Parenting a Child Who is Different

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

When my son was six, he began to wear ties to school. He wears either a dress shirt and tie or full suit and tie every single day. I don't even see it any more. But others do. For the most part, all of the attention he has received has been positive. But once, in Grade 2, he received a different kind of attention.

Bullying Victims Remembered In Worldwide Vigils

CBC | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Living

A series of gatherings across Canada — and the world — are being held today to remember bullying victims, including the B.C. teen who committed su...

Ryan Doherty: Amanda Todd Suicide, A Sensless Tragedy

Ryan Doherty | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Alberta
Ryan Doherty

She was a typical girl of her age. She took pictures with her friends out on various adventures. She had a Facebook Account, A Twitter account, and membership with some web-cam chat sites. It turns out she had joined the cam sites to try and meet new folks, something we've all done in one way or another. In many ways, she wasn't much different from me when I was 15.

Cyberbully Victim Awaits Ruling On Bid To Sue Anonymously

CBC | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Impact

Children and their parents will find out Thursday whether their identities can be protected if they try to sue a cyberbully. A 17-year-ol...

Who Is More Likely To Be Bullied?

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A report from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found girls in Ontario are nearly twice as likely to be victims of cyber-bullyi...

Can Anti-Bullying Legislation Put An End To Harassment?

CBC | Posted 09.13.2012 | Canada

New anti-bullying legislation coming to Ontario schools in September is a step in the right direction, but hopes that it will eliminate bullying compl...

Kathy Lindsay, Mom Of Allegedly Bullied Girl, Banned From Daughter's School

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada Living

Many parents feel helpless when they discover their child is the victim of bullying at school, but for Kathy Lindsay, the matter truly feels like it's...

Teens Share Bullying Tales In Confession Booth

CBC | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Living

One girl says the torment of being bullied made her suicidal and ultimately "ruined two years of my schooling." Another girl ...

4 Steps To Blindside Bullying

The Huffington Post Canada | Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada Living

Craig and Marc Kielburger are founders of Free The Children and Me to We, a social enterprise. They are authors of "The World Needs Your Kid: Raising ...

Tough Talk on Bullying with the Minister of Education

Tracie Wagman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada
Tracie Wagman

Ontario's Ministry of Education reached out to me and asked if I wanted to discuss bullying with the Minister. Would I?! You bet. The question is, did she really want to hear what I have to say?

Why My Daughters Go to Private School, Even Though I Can't Afford it -- Part 3

Noel Ocol | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Living
Noel Ocol

I remember the distress my father went through in trying to prevent me from being bullied by working through the proper school channels. Quite frankly, I don't have the same tolerance. I'm willing to pay for a school that, if nothing else, would foster a bully-free learning environment.

Why Is Ontario Funding Catholic Schools?

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

There is absolutely nothing to like about the Ontario government's funding of Catholic schools. Not one thing. It is, quite frankly, a stupid and wholly unfair policy, a relic so far out of touch with the present day the fact that it has lasted this long is preposterous.