Bill C-13


Version française ci-dessous May 13, 2014 The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Ottawa, Ont., CANADA Mr. Chair, Good morning and thank you for allowing me to come here today and express my thoughts on Bill C-13. My name is Glen Canning. In April of 2013 my daughter, Rehtaeh Parsons, ended her life following a very ... Read More »

Arrest in Amanda Todd Case


Five charges — including harassment and Internet luring — have been laid against Aydin Coban, a Dutch national, in connection with the online extortion of B.C. teen Amanda Todd. “This is truly a day that we’ve been waiting for, to hear that something has come out of Amanda’s story,” said Amanda’s mom Carol Todd at an RCMP media conference on ... Read More »

Nightwood Theatre tackles cyberbullying

If you live in Toronto or happen to be visiting please take in this important production about the dangers the digital age presents to our youth. I wish I could attend. PLEASE share this post so they get as much publicity as possible. I love it when artists use their talents to educate and inspire us. Read More »

“Stop Hating Online” TV Ad

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to speak to hundreds students at Fairview Junior High School in Halifax. I was invited by Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay to help introduce the new national campaign that emphasizes the legal consequences of cyberbullying. The campaign is called Stop Hating Online and it outlines what constitutes cyberbullying and what to do if you’re ... Read More »

Interview on The Third Wave (CHUO 89.1FM)

It was a pleasure to speak with Ottawa’s Julie Lalonde yesterday on her CHUO show The Third Wave. Julie has a blog post on sexual violence that briefly mentions Rehtaeh. The response she got from a “jimmy j” is simply disgusting. No surprise that person is the same one who wrote filth about Rehtaeh on my blog as well. More ... Read More »

The Right Legislation at the Right Time


It was hard for us to believe. The sharing of a humiliating image of our daughter Rehtaeh, taken without her knowledge, was not a police matter. We were told it was a community issue, not a legal one. A ‘community issue’ is lingo for there’s nothing you can do about it and/or it’s to big for the police to handle ... Read More »

Cyberbullying legislation to be announced


Welcome news this morning.   Related articles Conservatives set to introduce cyberbullying legislation Federal government to table bill aimed at combating cyberbullying Cyberbullying law promised in throne speech takes aim at online abuse Statement from Ministers Blaney and MacKay on Bullying Awareness Week Read More »

Canadian Arrests Underscore Importance of Reporting to

I am very proud to know many of the people working tirelessly at the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and honoured that to call them friends. The protection of children is all of our responsibility. We are not powerless, it is in our control. ~ Lianna McDonald, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Media Release Thursday morning, ... Read More »

International Stop Cyberbullying Youth Summit

A lot of people wanted me to teach them (the kids) about cyberbullying. I don’t need to, they know about cyberbullying. What they don’t know about is what they can do to get help and what they can do to help others and how they can stop it. That’s what we’re going to help them to understand. ~Parry Aftab This past ... Read More »