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One Billion Rising Toronto Rally at Yonge-Dundas

Arrived safely in Toronto and looking forward to sharing my voice in the One Billion Rising Toronto Public Rally today at Yonge-Dundas Square.  "We come together at Yonge-Dundas Square to show our solidarity, to take up space, to add our own voices a [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:19+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Categories: Violence Against Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on One Billion Rising Toronto Rally at Yonge-Dundas

Cyberbullying legislation to be announced

Welcome news this morning. [box type="shadow" align="alignleft" width="600" ]OTTAWA - The federal government is poised to announce new legislation Wednesday that will make it a crime to distribute intimate images without the consent of the person in [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:23+00:00 November 20th, 2013|Categories: Cyberbullying|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cyberbullying legislation to be announced

International Stop Cyberbullying Youth Summit

A lot of people wanted me to teach them (the kids) about cyberbullying. I don’t need to, they know about cyberbullying. What they don’t know about is what they can do to get help and what they can do to help others and how they can stop it. That’s wh [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:23+00:00 November 13th, 2013|Categories: Cyberbullying|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on International Stop Cyberbullying Youth Summit

Government to focus on protecting the most vulnerable victims – children.

Imagine yourself in this situation: without their knowledge, your child has a sexually graphic photo taken of them. The photo fits the legal definition of child pornography and you know who took it and who is distributing it. You pass this informatio [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:24+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Categories: Cyberbullying|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Government to focus on protecting the most vulnerable victims – children.

One Year After Amanda’s Death

I'm struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I'm not doing this for attention. I'm doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. ~ Amanda Todd Rehtaeh's sister Teaghan wears purple to remembe [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:27+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on One Year After Amanda’s Death

The Centre for Gender Advocacy – Concordia

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to speak at Concordia University about the issues surrounding Rehtaeh's life and death. I was asked to come as a keynote speaker by the Centre for Gender Advocacy as part of a larger event series: Another Word for Gen [...]

Bullying: when schools are the bystander

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu Rita-Clare LeBlanc Rita-Clare LeBlanc had reached the darkest moment of her young life. The months of bullying at her high school had taken a [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:28+00:00 September 28th, 2013|Categories: Cyberbullying, Suicide|Tags: , , |11 Comments

Call for a Public Inquiry into Rehtaeh’s Case

"In Rehtaeh's case we have a lot of unanswered questions and I don't feel confident whatsoever that the current reviews that are taking place are going to answer these questions. They just don't have the power to do that. My fear is that they're goin [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:28+00:00 September 21st, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment
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