These portraits from artists around the world made me feel seen.
"It’s a journey when it comes to dealing with the haters and becoming more resilient to them."
No one should be treated disrespectfully because of their age.
The internet can be a fun and creative outlet for kids with these guidelines.
There are the perils of social media that most parents are aware of — and then there are the new dangers we've barely heard of.
Since 2013, victims of sexual assault turned their whispered voices into powerful movements around the world. That is Rae's legacy.
Sarah Silverman chose to show compassion to an online bully, but the rest of us should proceed with caution.
It's an illegal and harmful behaviour.
One might wonder if parents are placing too much faith in their children to make the right choices innately.
Sexton is no stranger to online harassment.
If it's negatively impacting your ability to function at work or in life, then it's time to stand up, no matter how difficult it may be.
I've lived a large part of my life hating food and coping with self-doubt and self-hate by restricting or overeating, because I wanted to be liked (by myself, I've now realized, and others). This stemmed from years of being fat-shamed. I thought the skinnier I got, the more people would like me.
I'm 40 now, and have supposedly already successfully processed through this stuff. And it STILL triggered me, so I can't imagine how an adolescent with a mental illness would feel while watching this series. Bottom line, if you intend to watch the series, watch it with a friend or better yet, an adult you trust.
‘We hope that this will inspire other social media companies to take similar action’
There are four key strategies to follow.
I grew up in a refugee camp to begin with, and since my parents didn't speak German, I was not able to pick up the language very quickly, so I went to kindergarten and was picked on for not knowing German. Not just by fellow kids, but also the teachers, who isolated me and never included me in anything.
I was back at home in Vancouver, B.C. for the start of this trial, and after arriving in Amsterdam, I was able to sit and listen to the trial in person. Sitting in the courtroom and hearing what he allegedly did not only to Amanda, but others throughout the years, made this horrible story all the more real.
Photo Cred: Karolina Grabowska The term "trolling" in today's generation refers to complete strangers writing offensive online
In 2016, as our children watched, bullying became legitimate. What we accept without dissent, what we allow to be framed as normal, alters according to our level of desensitization. We have become increasingly desensitized to bullying behaviour.
Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Jennifer Murdoch, Associate VP, Counselling Operations, Counselling, Kids Help Phone. Jennifer shared with me more details on exactly what bullying is, and how you can help a young person you suspect may be being bullied.