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Bullying and Cyberbullying: Are Depressed People Prejudiced Against Themselves?

People who are discriminated against often feel depressed.  But what if the oppressor and victim are the same person? New research comparing depression and prejudice might hold a key to reducing both! The human brain is wired to treat ‘our … Continue reading

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: Alberta Education hones its definitions

Alberta Education recently announced an updated Education Act (now in second reading).  Although critics claim that “not much has changed,” the ministry aims to target bullying and cyberbullying. The new Act names the 3rd week in November as Bullying Awareness … Continue reading

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Bullying & Cyberbullying: does it begin at home?

The news this morning shared yet another report discussing the pitfalls of corporal punishment: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Health/20120206/physical-punishment-long-term-development-120206/ Already, by 8:30 a.m. on the radio, earnest discussions and protests arose.  “Kids need discipline.”  “Physical punishment is necessary – like when my daughter hit another … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Perspective on Cyberbullying

Further to my note earlier this week, the Centre for Suicide Prevention is also offering cyberbullying materials, this time with an Aboriginal view: http://suicideinfo.ca/Library/Resources/SpecialFeatures.aspx Includes types of cyberbullying & practical tips & resources to prevent & address the problem at school & … Continue reading

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