Shout out to Ruth Dick, Cameron Adams, Ben Hansler, the Pemberton Firefighters, and Jay DeMerit (who MacGyvered up a pink shirt with fancy disco lights, not having one in his wardrobe) for their pinkshirtday steeze yesterday. Who else was rocking a pink shirt to stand up to bullying, and retaliate with full-frontal kindness? Amam'ints is … Continue reading Here’s to Kindness! and some Pink Shirt Shout-outs
I have just had the privilege of attending a presentation on the Ministry of Education’s ERASE bullying strategy made possible to First Nations Independent schools and organizations by the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC). Great presentation, great knowledge passed on as to what is happening with our youth. Big message: we need to know … Continue reading Opinion: A Straight Line
In Celebration of Pink Shirt Day! Please check out To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan After being posted on YouTube on Feb. 19, "To This Day", an animated spoken-word poem by Canadian poet Shane Koyczan, has spread like wildfire. It has been viewed more than 4.3 million times (and counting). The soul-expanding video tells … Continue reading In Celebration of Pink Shirt Day! Please check out To This Day Project – Shane Koyczan
I’ve had mixed feelings about hockey lately. I love playing and watching hockey. Great passes, positioning, breakouts, flashy saves are all parts of the game that I love. But I don’t like the glorification of the fights. And the judgments from so-called fans are what I could really do without. Along with the return of … Continue reading Does Hockey make Bullies of us All?
Remember a time when you witnessed or participated in bullying behaviour. Do you need to go back in time to elementary or high school? University or your work place? Who was the target? A non-athlete in gym class? A person with a stutter? Someone overweight? Thin? Smart? Someone who was just a bit different? Close … Continue reading How to Identify Bullying Behaviour (In Yourself)
Bully, Bullying, Relational Aggression, Lateral Violence, Gossip. Bullying has become a household word. We hear it on the radio, see it in the papers. The effects of bullying. Is it losing its meaning? Its impact? Does it get overused? The results are sad and hurt feelings at best, isolation, violence and suicide at its worst. … Continue reading How We Can Stand Up to Bullying