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| November 26, 2013

Cyberbulling, poor working conditions, health implications: Why are we so in love with social media?

#lightwebdarkweb: Three Reasons to Reform Social Media B4 it Re-forms Us

by Raffi Cavoukian
(Homeland Press,

Raffi Cavoukian is the world’s best known children’s troubadour. He is a staple of modern childhood. Both the Washington Post and the Toronto Star call him "the most popular children’s entertainer in the western world."


| December 1, 2012
| November 16, 2012

Motion to create national anti-bullying strategy coming to Parliament next week

In the wake of tragic cases like the death of Amanda Todd, demands for action at the national level are growing. (Photo: mag3737 / flickr)

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#138 Halloween: What scares are left?

October 29, 2012
| From zombie ideas, to the ruling on Khadr, to the sexualization of girls, there is plenty to give a good fright. For treats, we have a story on theatre and physics, plus a song about F-35 planes!
Length: 22:54 minutes (31.53 MB)

There are countless Amanda Todds: When will we convert our moral outrage into action?

Amanda Todd is now a household name, her story has been written about in media outlets large and small across the country, she has been invoked in the House of Commons around a proposed anti-bullying bill, and the emotional video she posted on youtube before she ended her life has been widely shared on social media with over 4 million views.

Everyone is talking about Amanda Todd and the horrific bullying and harassment that she went through.


Why bullying matters: An interview with Dr. Joanne Cummings


When I was around 10 and 11 years old, at an old fashioned Jewish summer camp, I found myself surrounded on all sides by bullies -- people who I'd thought were my friends who turned out to make great sport of moving my mattress, while I soundly slept, from the summer camp cabin all the way to the docks where the canoes and kayaks were.

Or there was the time that they stole my Walkman. Some may say that this is a relatively minor case, "boys will be boys" and so on. And compared to the cases of bullying that we've been hearing out over the last few years, it is a minor case, though it presented an institutional context in which there was no mechanism with which to deal with bullying even in its most simple form.


Feminist Current

The sexualization of girls, 12-year-old slut memes, and Amanda Todd

October 16, 2012
| In light of the tragic death of Amanda Todd, Meghan Murphy speaks with Melinda Tankard Reist and Fazila Jiwa about sexual harassment, misogyny, and the sexualization of girls.
Length: 28:40 minutes (26.25 MB)
| October 15, 2012
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