Welcome to NeedHelpNow.ca (April 2013)
The site, NeedHelpNow.ca, was started by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. It’s meant to be an informational hub for teens who have had sexual pictures put online and how to stop the spread of them.
React to Racism Challenge Winners
This challenge invited youth to speak up against racism and discrimination. Through writing, artwork and media, participants told us how they'd been affected by racism and suggested ways we can end it. View the winning entres.
Global Campaign to End Violence in Schools
Plan International, a children’s development organization, has launched a global campaign to end violence against children in schools. The report reviews and discusses various forms of school violence including, corporal punishment, sexual violence, and bullying. Also reviewed are various practices that have proven effective at addressing school violence.
Majority of Canadian Adults Have Been Bullied (Feb. 6, 2013)
A reason why many Canadians feel so strongly against bullying is that many appear to have experienced similar situations growing up, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.
Stonewall Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends was not designed as of an anti-bullying campaign, but school officials say it has helped reduce the number of bullying incidents by boosting students' confidence and self-esteem.
Preliminary Findings Provide Insight into the Crime of Online Luring
New preliminary research findings by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection provide greater insight into this crime, as well as ways to better protect children.
Cyberbullying victim can remain anonymous, court rules
A Nova Scotia teenager has won the right to remain anonymous in a court battle against a cyberbully, but the Supreme Court of Canada rejected her request for a publication ban on some details of her case.
The 17-year-old high school student, identified in court documents as A.B., and her father were asking Canada's top court to protect their identities in a court order that would force an internet company to reveal the identity of the person who created a fake Facebook account with her likeness.
CBC Special Series on Bullying
For a week in the spring of 2012, CBC-TV's Connect with Mark Kelley set up a video booth in a school in Gatineau, Que. More than 150 students streamed into the booth to pour out their personal anecdotes about bullying. They revealed an array of raw stories from all perspectives — the bully, the bullied and the bystanders — as well as how they try to "bullyproof" themselves. Explore their stories and what's being done to tackle the problem.
B.C. plans tougher anti-bullying policies
British Columbia is consulting education partners while planning tougher anti-bullying policies to improve school safety for all students, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). (Read story)
It did get better - and went viral - for this bullied teen
Turns out Perez Hilton’s Twitter account can be used for good. Last August, the celebrity blogger alerted his more than 4 million followers to a YouTube video posted by Jonah Mowry, in which the tearful 14-year-old talks about being bullied for being gay since first grade. (Read entire story)
Death by Bullying in the Internet Age
A child is bullied every 20 seconds in Canada. Every day in the U.S., an estimated 20,000 students don't go to school because they are afraid.
Not all bullying or cyber-bullying results in death, but it is all harmful. According to a survey released last year by Microsoft Canada and Youthography, a research and marketing agency, about 40 per cent of teens reported having been the victims of online bullying and 16 per cent admitted bullying others.
The Ophelia Project
The Ophelia Project serves youth and adults who are affected by relational and other non-physical forms of aggression by providing them with a unique combination of tools, strategies and solutions. To achieve long-term systemic change, we help build capabilities to measurably reduce aggression and promote a positive, productive environment for all.
Click here to view The Ophelia Project's calendar of events.