Cyberbullying by App

I have written about cyberbullying before. In fact, I have spoken on numerous occasions about cyberbullying and helped to develop information for parents, educators and child welfare experts on how to prevent cyberbullying. However, it seems as though the efforts of bullies are more powerful those of people like you and me who would prevent…

How to Deal with a Bully

I had my first experience with bullying when I was 5 years old. Struggling with my high energy and tendency to experiment with dangerous household items, my mother was able to convince the school principal to let me start Grade 1 early. I was noticeably shorter than all the other kids around me and by…

Managing Bullying and Cyberbullying

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at my hospital’s annual Child Psychiatry Education Day. My topic was Social Media and Your Child’s Mental Health. I was surprised at the number of questions there were. Apart from the public questions, many people came up after the talk to speak with me privately. Among this…

Where are the Bullies?

Late last week, Dr. Debra Peplar and Penny Milton released their report, prepared for the Nova Scotia government, reviewing the school supports for Rehtaeh Parsons, the high school student who took her own life after being bullied at school and harassed online, possibly in the wake of having been sexually assaulted as well. Reading through…