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Casting a Wider Net: Bullying and “Bystanders”

Nov. 17, 2019 by

Bystander. One who is present but not taking part in a situation or event: a chance spectator There is no innocent bystander.  William Burroughs  Often, when we think of bullying. we focus (sometimes exclusively) on the bully and the person being bullied. Left

Knife Assaults: 10 General Facts

Nov. 14, 2019 by

Recent events including the October 7th stabbing death of 14-year-old Devan Bracci-Selvey outside of Winston Churchill High School in Hamilton and a tragic death arising from a knife attack at a Hallowe’en party in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, have heightened an

20+ Questions for Basic Level 2 (The Sequel)

Nov. 11, 2019 by

Everyone loves a sequel! Godfather Part II, Jaws 2, Grease 2, The Empire Strikes Back, Rocky II, Terminator 2, Hot Shots Part Deux, Sharknado 2, etc… A good sequel can build upon the first or (oops Grease 2) utterly slip

Hallowe’en Stabbings in Toronto

Nov. 6, 2019 by

On Hallowe’en night on a generally quiet street in the Annex in Toronto, the Theta Delta Chi fraternity hosted a party of over 200 people. At one point one 19-year-old male and a 15-year-old girl were denied entry. Instead of

Realtor Safety

Nov. 4, 2019 by

Over the past years, we have seen a significant number of realtors being assaulted. These assaults range from theft, sexual assault, and murder. Various reports suggest such incidents are rising sharply.  Some examples. · Calgary police charged a man in

Movie Violence vs Real Violence

Nov. 1, 2019 by

Living in an increasingly “screen culture”, many people “learn” about violence from the movies. They know that these are choreographed scenes so don’t necessarily equate them with real violence but movies might be their primary source of “knowledge”. Some movies

Preparation Lessons From Jerry Rice

Oct. 30, 2019 by

I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I

Infighting: Some Points

Oct. 26, 2019 by

What is Infighting? Generally, it is a fight at a very close distance. Many fights end up in very close quarters where there is very little room to move and little time to react. You could be in a small

Awareness, Avoidance, and Commuter Rage.

Oct. 23, 2019 by

Like leadership debates and Black Friday sales, commuter delays can bring out the worst in people. Yesterday, the Toronto subway was closed between St. Clair and Lawrence as many people were making their way home from work. Chaos soon ensued

Why Passive Responses to Bullying Don’t Work.

Oct. 21, 2019 by

Tragic events such as the stabbing death of a fourteen-year-old in Hamilton and the brutal assault of a teen at St. Michael’s College in Toronto highlight the seriousness of bullying and its consequences. They also highlight a reluctance of some

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