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Canada Canada’s bullying problem — and why we can’t seem to fix it

11:26  10 october  2019
11:26  10 october  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Mourners wear pink in stand against bullying at slain Hamilton teen's funeral

  Mourners wear pink in stand against bullying at slain Hamilton teen's funeral HAMILTON — Many mourners grew teary-eyed and wore pink in support of anti-bullying campaigns as they gathered Saturday for the funeral of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed to death outside his school in Hamilton. Devan Bracci-Selvey was killed on Monday in an attack that unfolded in front of his mother after what his family described as weeks of bullying. An obituary for the boy described him as a loyal friend with a passion for old cars, video games and animals.Dozens of drivers in classic muscle cars and an anti-bullying motorcycle club came to take part in the funeral procession, donning pink bands on their vehicles in solidarity with bullying victims.

Why is Bullying a problem ? Bullying still continued in schools inspite of several steps taken by the school authorities. Bullying seems to continue as the people who are getting bullied have good appearance and good social status. It appears that bullying is done based on these issues only.

Reader' s Digest Canada . Your questions, answered by Cindi Seddon, cofounder of Coquitlam' s Bully B'ware program, and a He seems to get along better with adults than with his peers. He has always been ridiculed and picked on at school I have informed the school, and told them to fix it before I do.

a person using a laptop computer sitting on top of a bed: Manjit Virk looks through a photo album filled with pictures of his daughter, Reena.  Reena Virk was murdered in 1997 when she was just 14-years-old. Manjit Virk looks through a photo album filled with pictures of his daughter, Reena. Reena Virk was murdered in 1997 when she was just 14-years-old.

In the 22 years since his daughter's death, Manjit Virk has tried to do whatever he could to prevent other kids from being bullied.

"We were travelling the nation, all over, wherever people invited us we made sure we (would) go there because it was an important issue for us," said Virk from his home in Victoria, B.C.

His daughter Reena was just 14-years-old when she was swarmed by several teens, beaten and drowned. Her body was found eight days later.

Kelly Ellard and Warren Glowatski were found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing.

Marie Osmond Opens Up About Son’s Suicide: ‘He Was Bullied Very Heavily’

  Marie Osmond Opens Up About Son’s Suicide: ‘He Was Bullied Very Heavily’ Marie Osmond is opening up about her son Michael’s suicide at 18-years-old. The star, 59, joined Global’s “The Talk” co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba, Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne and Eve on Tuesday and got emotional in a rare interview about her son since his death in 2010. RELATED: Marie Osmond Gets Candid Addressing Son’s Suicide: ‘I Don’t Think You’re Ever Through It’"I have never spoken about this before. So, my son who died, he was bullied. He was bullied very heavily up until the time he committed suicide because of his sobriety," she said. "I've got the texts. I mean they are horrendous and I never took action against it.

She explains why there’ s no quick fix when it comes to bullying , and why the term itself is too simplistic. Why does bullying seem to persist? Part of the problem is the generic understanding of bullying itself. When really bad things are happening, we call it the same thing, no matter if it ’ s based

The swirl of attention for Keaton Jones’ s story has shifted attention from bigger issues: Why is bullying still happening and what can be done? Prevention programs at schools often don’ t work, but research says an individual approach can.

The national tragedy became a catalyst for change, sparking anti-bullying and youth violence prevention initiatives but Virk says the deaths of two 14-year-old boys over the last few months have made him question why more progress has not been made.

In August, a 14-year-old in Langley, B.C. died of an apparent drug overdose. Video and pictures posted to Snapchat earlier that day appeared to show Carson Crimeni high on drugs, growing visibly agitated while a group of teenagers laughed at him.

Devan Selvey was fatally stabbed outside of his Hamilton, Ont., school Monday. Two people have been charged in connection with his death.

"We thought with Reena's death people will learn the lesson," said Virk. "I can't comprehend why it keeps happening."

‘Everyone failed my son’: Mother of slain Hamilton teen speaks out about bullying

  ‘Everyone failed my son’: Mother of slain Hamilton teen speaks out about bullying "Why was I the only person that had his back?""He lost all opportunities. He's never going to grow up. He's never going to get married. He's never going to know what it's like to be a father," Selvey's mother, Shari-Ann Selvey, said.

Bullying is epidemic. It always was and, despite what school administrators tell the public, it is The authorities in education seem to feel it is an epidemic and "indicative of the violent times in You might wonder where the teachers were when bullying instances took place in years past and , why , if they

A new study attempts to understand bullying by asking bullies why they do it . The research seems to indicate bullying is about "social attitudes manifesting themselves in a very basic way within the school environment," said study researcher Ian Rivers of Brunel University in the United Kingdom.

According to PREVNet, a research institute devoted to the prevention of bullying out of Queen's and York University, Canada has one of the highest rates of bullying among OECD countries.

"Canada is still in the bottom third among international countries, so we're not doing well," said Debra Peplar, a psychology professor at York University and the author of "Bullying Prevention: What Parents Need to Know."

"I think there are many reasons, it's a complex problem. (Part of) it has to do with children's social-emotional development and the extent to which schools often focus greatly on the numeracy, literacy and science capacity of youth — and don't focus on social-emotional development or the development of the whole child."

Peplar also believes schools need to have a comprehensive plan when it comes to bullying and that parents, students and teachers need to practice what to do about the issue.

"I think we need to give teachers scripts and we need to give children scripts and we certainly need to give patients permission to come forward if they think their child's not safe."

'Everyone failed my son,' says mom who saw him stabbed outside Hamilton high school .
Devan Bracci-Selvey was attacked before his mother's eyes outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School on Monday. His mother says the 14-year-old, who was stabbed and later died, had been bullied since the beginning of the school year.The mother of Devan Bracci-Selvey, who died Monday, hasn't slept since that morning. She's afraid if she closes her eyes she'll have to relive her 14-year-old son's stabbing.

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