Doug Locke Fights Against Bullying In “King” Video: Idolator Premiere

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smiley-d-character-holding-earthIn 2012, the United Nations declared Anti-Bullying Day the official day as May 4 and is recognized by over 25 countries worldwide, such as the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Among the midst of heavyweight pop stars, we occasionally stumble upon some pretty awesome musical gems from up-and-coming artists! The latest that we’ve discovered is singer Doug Locke, whose “King” video we are premiering today (May 4)

clipart-king-smiley-emoticon-512x512-7be5The release coincides with Anti-Bullying Day, and Locke wrote the tune as a call to those feeling bullied to recognize the king or queen within themselves. The accompanying video for “King” is centered around a boy (presumably portraying a young Locke) who struggles with bullies at school but soon finds his inner strength to stand up for himself. It is a touching visual that many people of various backgrounds can relate to.

Locke shared his own thoughts about the visuals:

“We can all relate to feeling alienated at some point in our lives, and I believe that the challenges we face ultimately give us strength and character. This song is dear to me because while it is based on my story, it is a lot of people’s story. In essence, I wanted to create a music video that I could show to my younger self that would inspire him to continue to dream, even before he had vision to see beyond his immediate circumstances. Some of the things that caused me the most grief as a child have ultimately become my greatest gifts.”

polls_best20smiley_4444_496395_answer_3_xlargeThe singer, who is gay and an avid spokesperson for LGBT rights, previously released his “#ThisCouldBeUs” video that hit No. 32 on the iTunes Hot 100 chart. With comparisons to Prince and Frank Ocean, Locke dropped his debut EP — Blue Heart — on April 7, with “King” being the first single.


Article By Bianca Gracie / May 4, 2015


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Inspiring Change with Cheryl O’Connor

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What is the Wellness Universe?

The leading independent directory for finding resources to expand your well-being. Please navigate the gold categories at the top of our page and start exploring, view all our keywords or learn about the mission.


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The Mission

The seven areas of wellness are: Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social & Spiritual. From people offering support, to products that improve the betterment of your life, the environment, animals, awareness and education, we here at The Wellness Universe strive to find the best of those resources and list them in a directory for you.


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Tap into the power of your deepest self in this interview featuring Cheryl O’Connor! We’ll explore dream analysis, self reflection, and the journey that can lead you from where you are now to where you’re destined to be.


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The World Is My Country, All Mankind Are My Brethren. And To Do Good Is My Religion. “Thomas Paine”


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Defence Force tackles bullying for Pink Shirt Day

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Police, students, nurses and defence force personnel will all be pulling on their pink shirts in a bid to combat bullying.

bully_1200Over 120 events are being held around the country today for Pink Shirt Day, which aims to raise awareness about the role everyone can play in preventing bullying.

Shop owners in Turangi will be painting the town pink with themed displays, while Dunedin police will be out on the streets wearing the official pink shirts.

Mental Health Foundation chief executive Judi Clements says bullying is an issue most schools face in some form on another.

She said LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) youth were disproportionately affected by bullying.

“This is not acceptable. It is up to all of us to ensure that schools and communities are safe and welcoming places for all people.”

Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 after a boy was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

The following day his fellow students donned shirts of the same colour to show their support for him.

Who’s getting bullied?

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  • 43.3 percent of queer students have been hit or physically harmed in the past year
  • About 20 percent of queer students report being bullied at school weekly
  • Three times as many queer students are bullied weekly compared with straight students
  • 31 percent of year four students are bullied weekly
  • 45 percent of year nine students experience bullying weekly or monthly

Source: Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Article Posted Friday 22 May 2015


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Former Bully Sends Powerful Apology To Classmate 20 Years Later

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An apology that one man received from an old classmate reminds us all that it’s never too late to right your wrongs.

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The Apology Message

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The apology had a huge effect on Morrisette

pencil-pencil-drawing-sketch-smiley-emoticon-000729-large“It unlocked something in me I didn’t realize I’d been holding onto,” the visual designer told Yahoo. “I cried a little bit. It was so moving.”

Morrisette’s response

Morrisette replied, thanking his former bully for the redeeming act and accepting his apology.

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More of Morrisette and Amundson’s conversation.

Amundson was relieved by the forgiveness he received and says that though it took a while for him to go forward with it, it was worth it.billard

“You can’t change your past, but you do still own it,” he told Yahoo. “I can’t take back the names I called him, and the threats I made toward him, but I can apologize. It doesn’t excuse my behavior as a child in any way, but as an adult it’s the best I can do to try to make it up to him.”


Article BY The Huffington Post | BY Kimberly Yam Posted: May 19 2015


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Marriage Equality: Bring Your Family With You

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I’m re sharing this post originally posted April 27 lets not forget as May 22nd approaches and also to reconfirm The New B.P’s solidarity with Ireland’s LGBT community. ‪#‎VoteYES‬ on the marriage equality referendum!

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Irish LGBT youth and parents coalition call for a Yes vote in the forthcoming marriage equality referendum.

4621829428740096 The BeLonG To lead coalition call on everyone to talk to their family and friends about why marriage equality is so important and to work for a Yes votebegging-1_zps0cb66a36The coalition includes: Barnardos, Headstrong, Youth Work Ireland, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, EPIC – Empowering Young People in Care, Children’s Rights Alliance, Childline – ISPCC, Foróige, Loving Our Out Kids, Yes Equality

Cast: Brian Gleeson, Aaron Heffernan, Ruth McCabe, Steve Wall, Elva Trill, Kelly Campbell, Denise McCormack, Eric Lalor, Alan Archbold, Chris Newman, Scott Graham, Sarah Jane Seymour, Emily O’Callaghan

Voiceover: Norma Sheahan – Written & Directed by Aoife Kelleher and Hugh Rodgers – Produced by Invisible Thread Films https://vimeo.com/invisiblethread

Executive Producer: Michael Barron Copyright BeLonG To Youth Services 2015

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Workplace bullying can be defeated by bold and decisive leaders

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If you have experienced or witnessed bullying in the workplace you are probably aware of the devastating impact that verbal and psy­chological abuse can have

All too often I meet people whose health, wellbeing, engagement or job performance have been affected by the behaviour of bullies. It is equally common to encounter people who are able to share stories of family or friends being subjected to extraordinarily unfair and inappropriate treatment at work. Driving bullying from our workplaces will happen when we all make it a priority. Employers have a legal obligation to provide a healthy and safe work environment, but creating a bullying-free workplace involves everyone doing their part. Leaders play an especially important role, however, in setting the standard and holding people accountable.

Here are six things every manager needs to know about dealing with bullying:

  • 10854667-3d-man-holding-two-smileys-Stock-Photo-man-sad-emotionsA respectful culture is the key to prevention. Demonstrate and inspire respect, kindness and sensitivity. Expect every member of your team to act with compassion and give reasonable consideration to how others feel. Reward and recognise people who demonstrate sincere regard for their colleagues and the desire to support everyone to succeed.
  • Culture starts from the top. A leader’s behaviour sets the tone for the conduct of others. Lead by example: behave respectfully and demonstrate that bullying is never tolerated. Set a high standard to hold yourself and others accountable. Exhibit the behaviours you want from others through your decisions and actions.
  • Action is necessary. Meeting your obligation to provide a healthy and safe work environment requires that you take proactive steps to protect not only your team’s physical safety but also its psychological wellbeing. Complaints of bullying must be investigated thoroughly and impartially. Appropriate outcomes need to be applied.
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  • Consequences are essential. Regardless of the position anyone holds in terms of power or influence, no one should be allowed to bully anyone else. It takes ­discipline and a consistent approach to applying a zero-tolerance policy to drive bullying from an organisation’s culture. If an ­investigation concludes that a member of your team is guilty of bullying, appropriate con­sequences must follow through disciplinary action.
  • Acting early matters. It can be tempting to sit back and hope the issue will take care of itself. However, unless the bully leaves your business, that is unlikely. Take steps to address the issue as soon as you become aware of it; at times you’ll be able to nip brewing issues in the bud. Be responsive and quick to investigate complaints. Avoid the tendency some man­agers have to dismiss those perceived as coming from overly sensitive people.

smiliebunchTough love can work. Honesty delivered with respect is critical to building awareness and influencing the behaviour of a bully. Expect bullies to demonstrate greater regard for others and the ability to regulate their conduct to stay with your business. Ensure they clearly understand what behaviours are required of them and the consequences of inappropriate conduct. Balance this firm approach with compassion and sensitivity. Express confidence in their ability to change and ensure the support will be provided to them.


ARTICLE BY KAREN GATELY THE AUSTRALIAN MAY 16, 2015 Karen Gately is a leadership and people-management specialist and a founder of Ryan Gately; http://www.karengately.com.au.


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Ceremony to mark International Day Against Homophobia (Stephenville, NL)

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Untitled-1That’s why she’ll be in attendance at a flag-raising ceremony at Stephenville town hall today as part of Western Pride NL’s celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). May 17, 1990 was the date the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses.

Drake said the level of discrimination against people who are homosexual still exists, so the importance of a town that’s more accepting of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community matters a lot to her.

She said if she had to put a label on herself, she’squeer, but that through the years she hasn’t had dealt with many issues of discrimination.

“The most I’ve experienced was getting certain looks during “the first Pride Parade held here in Stephenville”…

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Bruce Weinstein’s New Book

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Here’s a book that I would recommend to numerous individuals and business tycoon’s alike.

“The Good Ones” Ten Crucial Qualities of High Character Employee’s.

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Bruce Weinstein’s New Book

Bruce Weinstein is also known as “The Ethics Guy.” I consider him a friend and enjoy and approve of his work. He has a blog which I recommend you visit, favorite, and return to often.

And now he has a new book called, The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees. You can get it on Amazon, here.

His theme is that character is critical to success but it is not given priority in the hiring process. So, he gives guidance on what to look for in an employee that indicates high character.

He’s, of course, right, and since he has been dealing with these issues for some years, he has insights worth sharing.

Buy the book.

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Ceremony to mark International Day Against Homophobia (Stephenville, NL)

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love-emoticonChantal Drake would like to see a community that’s more open and accepting of people no matter their sexual orientation.

Untitled-1That’s why she’ll be in attendance at a flag-raising ceremony at Stephenville town hall today as part of Western Pride NL’s celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). May 17, 1990 was the date the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses.

Drake said the level of discrimination against people who are homosexual still exists, so the importance of a town that’s more accepting of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community matters a lot to her.

She said if she had to put a label on herself, she’s queer, but that through the years she hasn’t had dealt with many issues of discrimination.

“The most I’ve experienced was getting certain looks during “the first Pride Parade held here in Stephenville” last year,” she said.

heartGrowing up in Stephenville, Drake said her brother — who is five years her junior and homosexual — experienced a lot of bullying and discrimination in school,“It seems that homosexual men get a lot harder time than women,” she said.

While Drake, 32, grew up in West Bay, she moved with her family to Stephenville when she was 14. She’s only been “out” since 25, and said it was a little easier for her when she went to university and worked away from home.

While it’s a little easier for people to “come out” in a bigger urban centre, she said, it’s still tough for people in a town the size of Stephenville.

“I understand people that are still ‘in the closet,’” she said. “I remember how long I held on to that and kept it a secret.”

Drake is concerned about the amount of bullying and related suicides that take place among young people because of discrimination based on sexual orientation. She hopes Thursday’s event will create the opportunity for people to engage in dialogue to address the issue of homophobia.

Today’s event will involve Stephenville Mayor Tom O’Brien signing a proclamation at 3:30 p.m. affirming the town’s commitment to recognize International Day Against Homophobia and help combat the issue.

Drake is pleased to see the town’s involvement.

SVILLEFollowing the proclamation ceremony, Western Pride NL in partnership with the Town of Stephenville will raise the pride flag to commemorate this occasion and it will stay raised until the following Tuesday. There will be a reception in the town hall following the flag-raising.


The Western Star Article by Frank Gale – Published on May 14, 2015


Below You Will Find 31 Articles Out of The 100’s I Receive Every Week That I didn’t Get the Chance To Read

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  4. Op-Ed: It’s not about banter – it’s about bullying
  5. How a bullying complaint uncovered vipers in FSU ranks
  6. One year on: the Fair Work Commission’s bullying jurisdiction, key cases and lessons
  7. School district says it has no record of bullying complaints by girl’s dad; he says he spoke to them
  8. Friends or Frenemies? Understanding Bullying in Schools
  9. Dad brings anti-bullying message to Orlando schools
  10. Anti-bullying license plate could become a reality in Alabama
  11. Washington state dad says daughter, 12, killed self over bullying
  12. How Toronto turned a drunken prank into a workplace bullying issue
  13. Cancel Dan Savage Sitcom, Activists Demand, As ABC Readies ‘The Real O’Neals’
  14. Parents upset gay marriage themed book read to children
  15. Policy on gay-straight alliances in schools effective, says Wall
  16. Florida private school sued for bullying, sexual assault
  17. Nevada Assembly Passes LGBT Inclusive Anti-Bullying Protections
  18. There’s a Suicide Problem Among Transgender Youth—and We Need to Help
  19. Mother speaks to Henry McKean about gay son’s suicide #MarRef
  20. EU Parliament Screens ‘Prayers for Bobby’ for IDAHOT
  21. NDP MLA skewers B.C. Liberals on lack of support for gay-straight alliances
  22. Pink addresses weight critics: ‘I don’t take well to bullying’
  23. Bullying that led up to Emilie Olsen’s suicide wasn’t isolated incident
  24. Bullying drives young woman to plastic surgery
  25. Sars denies bullying Gordhan
  26. Residents take anti-bullying message to the public
  27. Understanding the link between bullying and suicide
  28. Washington state middle schoolers walk out of class to protest bullying after classmate commits suicide
  29. Government survey finds decrease in schoolhouse bullying, whites more likely to be victims
  30. Bullying Doesn’t Always Win: How Victims Conquer Childhood Trauma As Adults
  31. Roy Williams surprises bullying victim with heartfelt letter

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Don’t Abuse Grandma!

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imagesI am very honored to present to you our first “Guest” Blogger introducing Vashti Quiroz-Vega, you may know her for the installment of her latest book “The Basement” but when I first requested a guest appearance on B.P, knowing as an Author, and with her busy schedule, I was overwhelmed with joy when she accepted, so without further adue…..

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vashtis-web-photoMy name is Vashti Quiroz-Vega and I am a writer of fantasy and horror. I occasionally write articles about subjects that are important to me such as bullying and abuse. I’ve written on the subject of abuse on many occasions on my blog but I don’t think I’ve ever specifically addressed the abuse of the elderly. This is obviously an important subject that’s too often overlooked.

Words cannot describe how much I love my maternal grandmother. She passed away years ago but there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about her. I can’t imagine someone abusing my sweet, kindhearted ‘granny’ in any way. Sadly, there are plenty of grandmas and grandpas being abused on a daily basis.

Elder abuse happens to men and women, in all ethnic, social and economic groups.

And while a lot of media attention has been given to stories of elder abuse by caregivers in private homes, the truth is that anyone can be guilty of committing elder abuse, including family members.

Elder abuse is generally divided into the following categories:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic violence

Psychological Abuse – The willful infliction of mental or emotional anguish by threat, humiliation, or other verbal or nonverbal conduct. This includes threatening to put them in a home if they don’t act the way you’d like them to.

Financial Abuse – The illegal or improper use of an older person’s funds, property, or resources.

Neglect – The failure of the caregiver, and that could be the spouse, son, daughter or grandson/daughter, to fulfill his or her care giving responsibility.

We shouldn’t forget that every day we grow older. No one gets any younger and one day we will be the elderly. We will no longer have the speed, agility or strength we have now. Our bodies will grow weaker, our minds will become foggy, our vision cloudy . . . Would you like someone to take advantage of that? How would you feel if you were discarded because you were no longer young?

Elder abuse is a substantial subgroup of Family Violence. It may be more widespread than thought. Awareness of its occurrence is a first step in halting its progression.

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When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

A nurse had to go through his meagre possessions. She found this heartfelt poem.

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What do you see nurses? What do you see?

What are you thinking when you’re looking at me?

A cranky old man, not very wise

Uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food, and makes no reply.

When you say in loud voice, ‘I do wish you’d try!’

Who seems not to notice, the things that you do.

And forever is losing a sock or a shoe?

Who, resisting or not, lets you do as you will,

With bathing and feeding, the long day to fill?

Is that what you’re thinking, is that what you see?

Then open your eyes, nurse, you’re not looking at me.

 

I’ll tell you who I am, as I sit here so still,

As I do at your bidding, as I eat at your will.

I’m a small child of ten, with father and mother,

Brothers and sisters, who love one another

A young boy of sixteen, with wings on his feet

Dreaming that soon now, a lover he’ll meet.

A groom soon at twenty, my heart gives a leap.

Remembering, the vows, that I promised to keep.

At twenty-five, now, I have young of my own.

Who need me to guide, and a secure happy home.

A man of thirty, my young now grown fast,

Bound to each other, with ties that should last.

At forty, my young sons, have grown and are gone,

But my woman is beside me, to see I don’t mourn.

At fifty, once more, babies play ’round my knee,

Again, we know children, my loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me, my wife is now dead.

I look at the future, I shudder with dread.

For my young are all rearing, young of their own.

And I think of the years, and the love that I’ve known.

I’m now an old man, and nature is cruel.

It’s jest to make old age, look like a fool.

The body, it crumbles, grace and vigour, depart.

There is now a stone, where I once had a heart.

But inside this old carcass, a young man still dwells.

And now and again, my battered heart swells.

I remember the joys, I remember the pain.

And I’m loving and living, life over again.

I think of the years, all too few, gone too fast.

And accept the stark fact, that nothing can last.

So open your eyes, people, open and see.

Not a cranky old man.

Look closer, see ME!

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 (I recently discovered that the poem was actually written by a Montrose nurse, Phyllis McCormack, in 1966.)

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Business Ethics in the News 5/12/2015

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Reading the business news every morning as is my habit is a depressing experience. Every single day some business person is doing something illegal, immoral or stupid. And often it is not one or two stories but a half dozen.

Is there is a war between the ethical and unethical in the world of business, the news media tend to give the impression of a strongly successful offensive on the part of the vile and the cruel. The pursuit of the profit motive in the not so distant past often involved providing a service or selling a product. Today, you get a real sense of predatory practice.

For example:

House Republicans are again attacking measures aimed at protecting U.S. troops from predatory lending practices, two weeks after a similar GOP effort failed.

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10 signs that you’re being bullied at work

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Signs you are being bullied at your workplace and what you could do about it

tesignsWhile bullying is usually perpetrated by someone in a position of power and authority, peers and even subordinates are also known to engage in bullying. A bully (read: weak soul) is actually an insecure, paranoid, control freak. Their aim is to belittle and ultimately diminish their prey through persistent hostile and unnecessarily rude behaviour. Can you spot such a type at work?

Here are 10 signs that you’re being bullied at the office:

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  2. smileyOthers in your work group are receiving preferential treatment top projects, travel perks and free time. Meanwhile, you find that most of your requests along the same lines are denied without reasonable explanation.


  3. Your progress goes unseen
  4. Volunteer Smiley ABCSay you’ve been given a directive with certain objectives, an ultimate goal and a deadline. You work hard and with focus only to find out, that suddenly there’s a change in direction on the project. Your progress is not celebrated or applied to the new project, but not even taken into account.


  5. All your decisions are questioned
  6. 70af5fd5816fbcf51c46f860a5bed205So you are constantly bombarded by excessive micro-managing? You don’t feel like your intuition or decisions are being trusted, and you can’t explain why.Your boss and others hover over you much more than telling you what to do (and what not to do). You get the sense that you are wrongly perceived as incompetent and your decision-making capability is greatly reduced as a result.


  7. You are socially alienated
  8. smileyface8201All of a sudden, you’re excluded from meetings you once attended. Your colleagues tend to discuss work prior to your arrival and you are left with absolutely no clue what to do. Besides, you are not marked on important mails. Co-workers tend to avoid you and keep interaction to a minimum. You may also find that you’re no longer invited to post work drinks with your teammates.


  9. You often feel targeted
  10. winking-smiley-carried-sad-angry-ones-3871588Often, when you make a comment, suggestion or disagree with someone’s opinion, you’re responded to with a plethora of responses by others. It doesn’t matter whether you’re right -the gang mentality is determined to prove you wrong.


  11. Your health is failing
  12. doctor-anti-virus-21084059Mentally, you’re drained and your energy is zapped. You’re sleeping more and getting out of bed is a real task for you. Exercising and socialising with your folks is a chore. Bullying can lead to depression, anxiety, panic attacks and mood swings. There are physical symptoms such as increased blood pressure, rapid heart beat, and loss of appetite (or excessive eating).


  13. Have experienced verbal spat
  14. images (12)You’re subjected to negative, abusive language -reprimanded often in front of the entire office. Verbal abuse can also be more subtle than loud insults.You may find that you are being joked around with in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable and small, and that too can be verbal bullying.


  15. Your work is publicly diminished
  16. images (6)Your dedication to your job is not acknowledged by your boss or they give credit to others (for your hard work) in a public setting such as a meeting.


  17. Face unnecessary criticism
  18. 78It seems that in the eyes of your boss, you are ineffective and unprofessional. Feedback is always provided in the form of criticism and delivered in a way to make you feel awful about yourself. There’s no effort to provide guidance.


  19. Presented unreasonable obstacles
  20. smilieatworkSo does the boss man purposely throw roadblocks in front of you to prevent you from successfully completing a project? Now, this is a major act of bullying.


How to deal?

Once you’ve come to the realisation that you’re a victim of bullying -at work, or life -it’s important to know what kind of re course you have. Here are possible actions that you could take.

  1. Speak to a trusted authority in the organisation: A good start may be human resources. They should be able to help you under stand, if you’re actually being bullied. If it’s determined that a bullying situation exists, they can also provide guidance on how to deal with it. Alternatively, you may feel more comfortable speaking with a higher authority senior colleague.
  2. Know your rights: If you feel that you’re not being heard within your company, you might seek external counsel.
  3. Find another job: This should be a last resort. But sometimes it’s not worth the fight -emotion ally and financially. Respect your self. Look for new employment with a company possessing a strong culture of integrity. Such companies have zero tolerance policies
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Rick Mercer headlining fundraiser for anti-bullying group

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canadian-smiley-faceRick Mercer, host of CBC’s Rick Mercer Report, will join award-winning foundation Bullying Ends Here on May 23 for an intimate night of comedy in support of children facing bullying across Canada.

4848149140078592The event, which takes place at the Webber Academy, also features Calgary Police Service Constable and Bullying Ends Here founder Tad Milmine.

Milmine started Bullying Ends Here in 2012 in response to the bullying-related suicide of Ontario teenager Jamie Hubley, and Mercer’s viral rant in reaction to the tragedy. With both Mercer and Hubley’s parents in attendance, the comedy event marks a full circle for the foundation.

587245,1310684605,1“It’s an honour to have Rick Mercer, who was such an inspiration to me in starting Bullying Ends Here, participating in a fundraiser that will help us support youth across Canada,” said Milmine. “Bullying has reached epidemic levels in our country, but with (the public’s) help, we can address the problem.”

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In the past year alone, Milmine has shared Jamie’s story with more than 120,000 youth around the world to demonstrate the real life effects of bullying. Funds raised at the event will help the foundation reach thousands more youth across Canada.

CALGARY HERALD – Published on: May 8, 2015

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Dear Future Generations: Sorry

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THANK-YOU--thank-you-thanks-ty-smiley-emoticon-000280-facebookAn Apology Letter to Future Generations – by Prince Ea .

Born and raised on the North Side of St. Louis Missouri, Prince Ea has a sound unlike most artists. Possessing a great song writing ability and stage presence, he combines both creative and thought-provoking songs that neatly tie-in humor, wit, passion, and hard hitting punch-lines.

From his YouTube videos, which have garnered millions of hits, Prince Ea has developed a loyal fan base. Along with Prince Ea’s internet success, he has also been featured in both national and local publications.

61903i2FD09F31F835DD8BIn 2009 VIBE Magazine declared him Vibe Verses Grand Champion and he received a full page article in Vibe’s June 2009 edition. That same year, Prince Ea went on to found and form an organization called Make SMART Cool (SMART being an acronym for Sophisticating Millions and Revolutionizing Thought).

The organization seeks to promote positive social change in various concrete ways from speaking at schools, organizing community events, benefit performances, partnering with community organizations and setting up educational mentorship programs.

Prince Ea was also featured in the 2010 December issue of DISCOVER magazine for his academically provocative singleThe Brain,” where he was dubbed “The King of brainy hip-hop.” In 2011, Prince Ea graduated Summa Cum Laude from a full scholarship at the University of Missouri St. Louis, with his BA in Anthropology.

In late 2011 Prince Ea released his “Backwards Rappers” video; the video was picked up by the Huffington Post, CBS, FOX, Yahoo Music and was ranked number 1 on content aggregator sites such as Reddit.

In 2012 Prince Ea began to connect with his fan base on a more visceral level and focused on more than just music. Since then he has released several extremely popular spoken words that have been featured or referenced on countless morning shows, schools such as Harvard, and daytime talk shows such as the Queen Latifah Show, the Blaze with Glenn Beck and several others.

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Nova Scotia cyber-bullying law continues to spur debate

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6i3zxbkmTwo years later, Cyber Safety Act, written after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons, is criticized for being too broad and praised for being effective

Wayne MacKay, a professor in human rights law at Dalhousie University thinks the legislation is doing its job, although he feels there should be different standards for adults, and accused cyber-bullies should have the chance to defend themselves before a case reaches court.
Wayne MacKay, a professor in human rights law at Dalhousie University thinks the legislation is doing its job, although he feels there should be different standards for adults, and accused cyber-bullies should have the chance to defend themselves before a case reaches court.
HALIFAX—An overwhelming majority of complaints filed under Nova Scotia’s anti-cyber-bullying law have been resolved out of court, proof that the law is working, supporters of the legislation say.

Two years after it was passed in April 2013, the bill still faces criticism from legal experts who say it threatens freedom of expression.

The legislation is the first of its kind in Canada.
Two challenges aimed at striking down the controversial law are before the courts, and, in a separate case, an order under the Cyber Safety Act was overturned by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on grounds it violated charter rights.

But a member of Nova Scotia’s CyberScan unit, established under the act to crack down on cyber-bullying, said there is a side of the law the public doesn’t hear about as much.

Of the 559 complaints of cyber-bullying filed with CyberScan, only two have proceeded to court, with the rest resolved through informal negotiations, said Dana Bowden, one of the five investigators with the unit.

“We’ve had a great deal of success,” Bowden said. Bowden said the unit’s goal is to educate and resolve rather than be punitive.

bg5gtu“I think once you’re able to speak with individuals and they have an understanding of the fact that there is a law in Nova Scotia around cyber-bullying, and how that law works . . . people seem to be getting that message.”

Under the act, people who say they have been victims of cyber-bullying can also bypass the CyberScan unit and apply to a justice of the peace for a protection order. Fewer than 10 protection orders have been issued since the law’s creation in 2013.

One of those was revoked in March, in the case of Debert businessman Jonathan Baha’i, who was accused of posting defamatory information online about his former landlord Anton Self. A judge originally issued a one-year protection order, which included a ban on Baha’i communicating with or about Self, in November 2014.
Lawyer and privacy expert David Fraser, an outspoken critic of the act, said such orders violate the right to free speech.

“Anything that limits what you can or do say on its face infringes section 2B of the charter,” said Fraser, who represents the complainants in the two current court challenges.
Fraser said the legislation, written less than three weeks after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons, was done so in haste.

“My concern with the legislation is that it’s so grotesquely over-broad. It captures a whole lot of stuff that you or I would not even consider to be cyber-bullying.”

12549judge_001Judge Gerald Moir made similar comments when he revoked the protection order on Baha’i in the Supreme Court.
“A neighbour who calls to warn that smoke is coming from your upstairs windows causes fear. A lawyer who sends a demand letter by fax or e-mail causes intimidation,” Moir said in his ruling.

“Each is a cyber-bully according to the literal meaning of the definitions (of the law), no matter the good intentions of the neighbour, (or) the just demand of the lawyer.”
Fraser said it irks him that the judge had to go to such lengths to interpret the legislation.

“The fact that a judge has to essentially rewrite a key part of the law in order to make it make sense, in the context of what it’s intended to do — that tells me that the legislature did not do a good enough job in being clear about what it was trying to do,” he said.
But Wayne MacKay, a professor in human rights law at Dalhousie University, doesn’t see the judge’s comments as condemnations of the act.

“Some would certainly argue that the definition of cyber-bullying itself may be too broad,” said MacKay, who chaired the cyber-bullying task force ordered by the government after Parsons died.
“But another way — and that’s what happened in this case — is to say, ‘Well, we’ll take it on a case-by-case basis.’ ”

There are a couple of things MacKay said he would change about the act: having different standards for adults, as opposed to youth, and giving accused cyber-bullies the chance to defend themselves before a case reaches court.

But overall, MacKay thinks the legislation is doing its job.
“I think the act is a necessary and positive addition to giving victims some remedies they didn’t have before.”


Article posted Fri May 01 2015 Posted by Leah Collins Lipsett The Canadian Press — Follow @leahgcl on Twitter


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Section Two of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

judge-smiley-emoticon-1Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the section of the Constitution of Canada that lists what the Charter calls “fundamental freedoms” theoretically applying to everyone in Canada, regardless of whether they are a Canadian citizen, or an individual or corporation. These freedoms can be held against actions of all levels of government and are enforceable by the courts. The fundamental freedoms are freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of thought, freedom of belief, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of association.

Section 1 of the Charter permits Parliament or the provincial legislatures to enact laws that place certain kinds of limited restrictions on the freedoms listed under section 2. Additionally, these freedoms can be temporarily invalidated by the notwithstanding clause of the Charter.

As a part of the Charter and of the larger Constitution Act, 1982, section 2 took legal effect on April 17, 1982. Many of its rights, however, have roots in Canada in the 1960 Canadian Bill of Rights (although this law was of limited effectiveness), and in traditions under a theorized Implied Bill of Rights. Many of the freedoms, such as freedom of expression, have also been at the centre of federalism disputes.

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Watch for miracles as they happen every minute. By recognizing miracles you will see more and more in your life. Appreciate every miracle no matter how small it seems to you. Sharon K. Brayfield

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CCOHS Launches e-course on Bullying, Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence and bullying in the workplace cost businesses money every year in lost productivity (through absenteeism, tardiness and inability to perform duties) and compromises the safety of the organization and its workers.

1954246244_1386598483The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released two e-courses that focus on violence related topics, domestic violence and bullying, to help people understand the impact these forms of violence can have on the workplace and how risks can be mitigated.

Domestic Violence in the Workplace:

Although domestic violence may not be recognized by some as a workplace hazard, it can interfere with the victim at work and impact a workplace. This e-course will help participants understand the effects of domestic violence on the organization and its workers, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of domestic violence. The course will also identify the roles of the employer, supervisors and employees in supporting victims, and preventing related workplace violence.

Bullying in the Workplace:

Bullying is becoming increasingly recognized as a serious workplace problem that can cause undue stress, anxiety, and low morale among workers. This e-course will help participants recognize the signs of bullying, understand the effects of bullying on the organization and its workers, and mitigate the risks.

The e-courses were developed in collaboration with the Public Services Health and Safety Association and are available in English and French.


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Criminal codes now allow for workplace cyber-bullies to be penalized

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It is important for both employers and employees to know that there are Criminal Code provisions that can be used to penalize online bullies.
It is important for both employers and employees to know that there are Criminal Code provisions that can be used to penalize online bullies.
Unfortunately, society has become accustomed to hearing tragic stories in the news regarding the consequences of cyber-bullying among Canadian youth – with Reahteh Parsons and Amanda Todd still fresh in our minds. While cyber-bullying among teenagers is well documented, less has been written about a growing issue for Canadian adults.

A Pew Research Centre study of October 2014 shows 40 per cent of adult Internet users have personally experienced online harassment, ranging from name-calling and embarrassment to physical threats, stalking and sexual harassment. A spike in the number of arbitration cases dealing with instances of cyber-bullying proves that the problem is spilling over into the workplace and the number of cases is only expected to increase, along with direction from arbitrators.

The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act was amended in 2010 to provide that employers have obligations to prevent and address violence and harassment in the workplace. Many employers are reluctant to be proactive on speaking to employees about the darker side of human behaviour, but it’s important they do so as there are strict penalties for individuals and corporations who do not comply with the OHSA. It’s therefore imperative employers conduct assessments, create policies‎ and programs, and deliver training to all employees about anti-violence and anti-harassment. Penalties for failure to comply with the OHSA include, for individuals, a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 12 months and a fine of up to $500,000 for corporations.

Untitled-1In one such example of a criminal record being imposed, the Ontario Court of Appeal, in October 2014, convicted a Ashish Dewan of criminal mischief and criminal harassment after he posed separately as a girlfriend and colleague online and made degrading comments about them. Dewan pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five months time served, a suspended sentence and two years probation for the criminal mischief conviction, and two years probation for the criminal harassment conviction.

Labour and employment lawyers are often asked about the extent to which employees can expect privacy with respect to their online conduct inside and outside of work. The short answer is employees should never assume they have an absolute right of privacy in such communications. The Internet can no longer be considered a private medium, particularly insofar as online communications impact the workplace and, importantly, workplace relationships.

This message has yet to sink in with employees, and with potentially criminal consequences, there is a clear and present need for employers to temper any employee expectations of privacy. Employers need clear and communicated policies that emphasize personal use of work IT equipment should be kept to a minimum; elaborate the employer’s right to monitor suspicious activity; and inform employees they can and will be disciplined for improper online conduct that has a “nexus” to work.

Many employees might be reluctant to report comments made outside of the workplace on social media forums for fear of bringing what might seen as a personal issue into work. We encourage workers to voice these concerns and there have been many examples where arbitrators have upheld dismissals in cyber-bullying cases where comments were made outside of work. For example, in Canada Post and CUPE, a postal clerk was dismissed for just cause relating to Facebook posts containing offensive, vulgar and threatening material primarily directed at her supervisors.

8317d01d85e78d9ffe9e8ec5efdf8521The following recommendations to those experiencing cyber-bullying might seem commonsense, but can be easily forgotten when faced with a deeply embarrassing and traumatic situation.

First, do not reply to messages or posts from cyber-bullies and make copies of all such messages or posts (including pictures). Report any concerns to your employer and follow any applicable policies it has. Your co-operation in any employer investigation is crucial in ensuring the cyber-bully is appropriately punished. If the conduct appears to be criminal, do not hesitate to contact the police.

Melanie Warner is a partner in Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s labour and employment group.


Article by Melanie Warner, BLG, Special to Financial Post | April 28, 2015


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Marriage Equality: Bring Your Family With You

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Irish LGBT youth and parents coalition call for a Yes vote in the forthcoming marriage equality referendum.

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The coalition includes: Barnardos, Headstrong, Youth Work Ireland, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, EPIC – Empowering Young People in Care, Children’s Rights Alliance, Childline – ISPCC, Foróige, Loving Our Out Kids, Yes Equality

Cast: Brian Gleeson, Aaron Heffernan, Ruth McCabe, Steve Wall, Elva Trill, Kelly Campbell, Denise McCormack, Eric Lalor, Alan Archbold, Chris Newman, Scott Graham, Sarah Jane Seymour, Emily O’Callaghan

Voiceover: Norma Sheahan – Written & Directed by Aoife Kelleher and Hugh Rodgers – Produced by Invisible Thread Films https://vimeo.com/invisiblethread

Executive Producer: Michael Barron Copyright BeLonG To Youth Services 2015

Thank you to all the extras who generously donated their time to the filming.

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Fiona Noakes latest is An Anthem for Nonconformists

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FLASHBACK: As B.P’s “Artist of The Month” I want to Reblog and rewind back to October 7, 2014 when B.P first introduced “The Fiona Noakes Band” and their Video “My Apology” Take a look

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Introducing Ottawa’s Very Own “Fiona Noakes Band” New video ‘My Apology’ emboldens those shamed for who they are.


 In the video for “My Apology,” Fiona Noakes portrays a superhero who helps those struggling with their identities. From left, bandmates Benoit L’Ecuyer, Danae Tsikouras, Cliff Chamberlain and Noakes.
In the video for “My Apology,” Fiona Noakes portrays a superhero who helps those struggling with their identities. From left, bandmates Benoit L’Ecuyer, Danae Tsikouras, Cliff Chamberlain and Noakes.

Whether for a casual beer or a night of karaoke, Swizzles is a popular queer venue in Ottawa. For Ottawa singer/songwriter Fiona Noakes, the Centretown bar serves as the set for her latest music video.

“I wanted to have many different walks of life in the video, and so naturally, I thought the perfect setting would be a bar,” Noakes says. “It has real character and is smaller, which makes for a more intimate experience.”

Noakes describes her song “My Apology” as an anthem for those who have been made to feel shame for who they are. The apology, however, is more defiant…

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Regina teens who allegedly took video of student with Down syndrome charged with bullying

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smily-wideHIP HIP Hooray – Two teenagers have been charged under Regina’s anti-bullying bylaw – something the alleged victim’s mother wants to see applied more often.

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Two teenagers have been charged under Regina’s antibullying bylaw – Photograph by: Don Healy , Regina Leader-Post
On March 2, the boys, ages 16 and 17, are alleged to have entered a washroom at a Regina high school and videotaped a 14-year-old boy with Down syndrome. The older boys then allegedly shared the video with others.

Because of the ages of those involved, the identifying information is not being published. Regina police spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich said the two older boys “instructed (the 14-yearold) to do a number of things” and caught him on camera when he wasn’t fully clothed. Popowich couldn’t offer more specifics, but the boy’s mother said her son was singing and dancing.

“It would be appropriate to say that even though the victim initially appeared to be participating of his own free will, he perhaps didn’t understand what was happening or what the consequences would be, meaning that it was going to be videoed and shared,” Popowich said. The principal of the school was made aware of the video, as were the three students’ parents and the school’s resource officer.

“Once it was brought to their attention, the school’s administration took the matter very seriously and acted quickly,” said Regina Public Schools spokesman Terry Lazarou.

“There is no place for this kind of behaviour in any of our schools, and our students are expected to respect each other and themselves. Beyond that we can’t comment on any disciplinary action that was taken at the school level.”

The 14-year-old’s mother said she was “horrified” when she saw the video.

“This is my child. He has special needs. He doesn’t know how to express himself properly,” she said. “I just started shaking and crying.”

She said her son had a “really rough time” at school for the first few weeks after the incident. While she doesn’t fault the school for its response, she described it as a “slap on the wrist.”

That’s why she chose to pursue the option of a charge under the city’s anti-bullying bylaw.

images (8)Enacted in 2006, the bylaw makes it an offence to “bully another person in any public place,” which includes schools, and “bully another person through written or electronic communication.”

Popowich said it was introduced “to be a meaningful sanction that doesn’t necessarily go straight to a Criminal Code charge, especially where you have young people involved and where another response might be more appropriate.”

During the past nine years, “not very many” tickets have been issued under the bylaw and there hasn’t been a successful prosecution, Popowich said.

She said police find the anti-bullying bylaw process “quite cumbersome, and we are working on smoothing that out.”

The alleged victim’s mother said there is value to pursuing the charges, despite the bylaw’s lack of success.

“I just hope this changes the future of this anti-bullying bylaw and with it being in place will eventually at least make a positive step forward so that kids do feel safer – not just knowing that it’s out there, but knowing that it’s now been used,” she said.

Penalties range from a $100 ticket with a guilty plea to a $2,000 fine. Offenders can also be required to take an anti-bullying course, which Popowich said is the preferred course of action.

By sharing her story, the mother said she also wants parents to realize that “we don’t have to sit back and let our kids just be victims,” and for children to learn that bullying “is not just fun and games anymore.”

“We need these things in place for all kids who can’t stand up for themselves,” she said of the bylaw.


Article Courtesy of The StarPhoenix by Natascia Lypny, LEADER-POST APRIL 24, 2015


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SUICIDE OF GAY BENGALI ACTRESS SHEDS LIGHT ON HOMOPHOBIA IN ASIA

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dishaBengali actress Disha Ganguly, known for her role in the popular sitcom Tumi Ashbey Bole, committed suicide on April 9. Her boyfriend found her body hanging in her house. Officials believe she committed suicide due to social pressures regarding her lesbian relationship with another actress. Her death showcases the harsh treatment of LGBT people in Asia.

“A few months back, this actress friend of Ganguly, started staying at her apartment,” explained one police official. “Soon, Ganguly’s mother arrived from Nairobi (where her parents reside) and objected to their relationship. Her mother even got her friend to move out of the apartment.”

Ganguly was engaged to Vivaan Ghosh, a fellow actor, at the time this second relationship allegedly began. Her parents pushed her to accept his marriage proposal. With pressure from her parents, boyfriend, and girlfriend, police believe “she gave in to death.” After her actress friend found out about Ganguly’s suicide, she attempted to throw herself in front of a train. The locals saved her and she is currently in the hospital.

winking-smiley-carried-sad-angry-ones-3871588Homosexual acts are illegal in 78 countries, including Bangladesh and India. In December 2014, a survey found that 59% of the gays in Bangladesh live in fear of being outed. These laws force LGBT people to leave their families and countries.

Joleen, a Singapore native now known as Joe Wong, was beaten and forced into therapy by her family. She eventually escaped and changed into a man in Bangkok. Joe is now working with the Asia-Pacific Transgender Network rights group.

“I’ve never been more at home than now, even though I’m not at home,” he claimed. “I removed everything that was bringing me down. I removed the toxic people in my life. Now it’s just me and my problems that I have to confront,” said Wong, who did not identify the abusive relative to avoid further straining family ties, “I feel really liberated.”


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Teenage Girl Tragically killed Herself

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Teenage girl tragically killed herself after bullies flooded her social media accounts with horrible messages… as her parents call for action against the two boys responsible

teen-girlAs the anniversary of their daughter’s suicide approaches, Michael and Jane Cleland have spoken of their battle to have the two teenage boys, who they say bullied their daughter to death, held accountable for their actions under cyber bullying laws.
Jessica Cleland, from Wallan, Victoria, was 19 when she took her own life on Easter Saturday last year, after receiving Facebook messages from two teenage boys she considered friends saying that they hated her, and that she was a ‘f***ing sook’.
Her parents said that Jessica’s social media accounts were flooded with horrible sentiments the night before she died, and are now desperate to see a change within Victoria’s Government and the state’s police so that those found guilty of cyber bullying face serious consequences.

smiley-face-with-smart-phone-150x150Jessica Cleland committed suicide last year after being cyber bullied, She was sent horrible messages from two friends who said they hated her. The teenagers were named in the coroners report but weren’t investigated. Her parents want to see cyber bullying legislation be taken seriously
Under Victorian legislation cyber bullying can result in ten years jail

What we would like to see happen is that if someone is cyber bullying somebody and they cause something like this, then they should be held ­accountable for it,’ said Jessica’s father Michael.
On Easter Saturday last year, Jessica told her her mother that she was going for a run.

Her sister Amy became concerned after seeing an Instagram photo Jessica uploaded with the caption ‘I love this place and I am never going to leave’.

Jessica’s father found her body on the Sunday in the same place where the photo had been taken.
The Cleland’s said that Jessica was a vibrant and and outgoing girl, who was looking forward to her gap year and had never exhibited symptoms of depression or mental illness before the two former friends began bullying her online.

Coroner Jacqui Hawkins said in the report she released in October that Jessica’s death highlighted the impact that social media could have on the lives on young people, and that both Facebook and text messaging was ‘problematic’ for the teenager.

‘Easy access to the internet on her phone meant that she was exposed to potentially upsetting communications 24 hours a day; and she was able to return to, and re-read, the upsetting messages at a later time and therefore appears to have continued to ruminate about them,’ the coroners report said.

‘Although it is not possible to identify, with any degree of certainty, the factors contributing to a person’s decision to take their own life, it is evident that messages received by Jessica online proximate to her death…were precipitating factors,’ reported The ABC.

imagesFollowing the release of the coroners report, the Cleland’s are now campaigning to see cyber bullying taken more seriously in Victoria and around Australia.

Victoria already has anti-bullying legislation known as Brodie’s Law, which was introduced in 2011 after the death of Brodie Panlock, who committed suicide after being subject to relentless bullying in her workplace.
The crime is punishable by ten years in jail, and applies to cyber bullying as well as physical, verbal and psychological bullying.

Despite these laws, and the finding of the coroner who named the two teenage boys, there has been no charges and no inquest into Jessica’s death, which the Cleland’s labelled as a failure.
Police also failed to produce a warrant to obtain communication between Jessica and her bullies from Facebook and Snapchat.

The Cleland’s said that they were disappointed with the Victorian police for failing to investigate and want to see the teenagers held accountable for their actions.
‘If you accidentally hit someone in your car you can get manslaughter. What’s the difference if you bully someone and cause them to take their own life?’, Jessica’s mother Jane told The Herald-Sun.

‘They keep saying they’re going to have a big push on cyber bullying and try to knock it on the head, but it seems like it’s too much hard work.’

Jessica’s grandmother wrote of the impact of the 19-year-old’s death on the family, and called for harsher enforcement of the anti-bullying legislation.

‘It seems there is a law in Victoria that criminalises cyber bullying, but it doesn’t get enforced because of the police paperwork…Cyber bullying is a silent killer of too many of our young ones,’ she wrote.
‘We have the evidence … but where’s the justice?’

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness or depression, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.


ARTICLE BY HEATHER MCNAB FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA – PUBLISHED 17 April 2015


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In the year 2011 Victoria amended its Crimes Act to include bulling and cyber-bullying, making it a crime in Victoria to bully a co-worker, or any person, to their death, Also known as “Brodie’s Law”

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