LGBT Rights in Ontario Schools

Scenario: Mark is a 17 year old student who attends a co-educational high school. Having ‘come-out’ to his school about his sexual orientation, he takes pride in being gay. Yet life hasn’t been so easy for him. Constantly teased by his peers, he feels ostracized by former friends and shunned by his classmates. One day,…

The Supreme Court of Canada Combats Cyber-Bullying

In September of 2012, Canada’s top court, the Supreme Court of Canada, struck a blow to cyber-bullies in a case called AB v Bragg Communications Inc, 2012 SCC 46. Background The rise of social media platforms has had a drastic impact on the way people communicate. Facebook, the social media market leader, now has roughly…

BULLYING ZINE

Just in time for the Day of Pink, the JFCY PLE Team has released its Bullying Zine. Click here to read it! This zine has articles and info on many topics relating to bullying, as well as comics and other graphics. It was directed and edited by Leora Jackson, a U of T law student…

Day of Pink is April 11- nearly here!

We’ve all been witness to it before, whether in school, at the workplace or in our communities.  Bullying has either been directed towards us, surrounded us, or we ourselves may have engaged in bullying behaviour before. Bullying can include verbal harassment, physical assault or emotional abuse.  It can be based on race, religion, gender, or…

Bullying in the news: consequences and responses

The description of the news article below and the “Afterthought” are the opinions of  Deby Ko, a volunteer member of JFCY’s PLE Team and JFCY’s bullying sub-committee.  The information about the proposed Ontario legislation is by JFCY. Bullying in the News – By JFCY volunteer Deby Ko Current news indicates how severe bullying can be…

Cyber-bullying

My name is Labiba and I am a JFCY volunteer on the PLE Team and the Cyberbullying Subcommittee.  My blog post is about the use of phones, internet and other technologies by bullies to mock, intimidate or terrorise their victims. Bullies have always been around.  Sometimes people are bullies because it makes them feel good…