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Young Canadians in a Wired World – Infographic

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their vision is for children and youth to have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens. Read More »

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 »

Cyber-Abuse: The Virtual Violent Crime

Cyber-abusers are solely responsible and accountable for the cruel and heinous devastation they purposely inflict on the lives of their targets. The architects and operators of cyberspace, and the social network systems within it, certainly cannot be blamed for the specific actions of these online criminals. However, just because they cannot be blamed for the abuse itself, does not remove ... Read More »

Open Letter to Facebook

Global Alliance against Minor Exploitation www.GAME4kids.org October 29, 2013 Mr. Mark Zuckerberg Ms. Sheryl Sandberg Facebook Board of Directors Dear Directors, This is going to be a long letter, but allow me to get straight to the point. Facebook policies and/or the lack of implementation thereof are a DANGER TO CHILDREN. It is as simple as that. Several months have ... Read More »

Project Blame

Project Blame was created to expose the victim blaming culture that permeates within law enforcement agencies. It is in the spirit of Project Unbreakable: http://projectunbreakable.tumblr.com/. We are seeking images from sexual assault victims (either showing your face or not), who reported their assaults to the police, holding a sign that states in a sentence or two what officers told you ... Read More »

Raffi Cavoukian’s #lightwebdarkweb

I knew I was in for an emotional read when I opened the book and stared at the name of the wonderful person it was dedicated to – Amanda Todd. As a parent I thought I was doing something good for my daughter when I allowed her to begin using a computer when she was three. She took to it ... Read More »

Possibly the worst Facebook ad ever

I am completely bewildered and disgusted by this. This is my daughter, Rehtaeh. They have her in an ad for meeting singles. I don’t even know what to say. Perhaps it’s not the worst ad ever but certainly it’s the worst ad I will ever see. It’s bad enough my daughter Rehtaeh died following months of torment and that her ... Read More »

Carol Todd, Glen Canning join in Red Hood’s objection to new Facebook ad policy

Release on Red Hood Project Parents of Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons join the Red Hood Project in dismissing Facebook’s new policy of removing ads from so-called “controversial” content. A growing list of major advertisers, including Nissan UK, Nationwide, Marks & Spencer and the British internet and broadcast giant, BSkyB, suspended Facebook advertising over disturbing content, including sexual exploitation of ... Read More »

Red Hood Project

Red Hood Project

The Red Hood Project is a movement for consumer protection for children online and was founded following the death of Amanda Todd. The Project is bringing to light the dozens of media reports documenting “the increasing victimization of children by blackmail, rape, abduction and even murder.” All because the industry that allows children to use their product didn’t secure their ... Read More »

Paper Tiger Men

Paper Tiger Men

. paper tiger n. One that is seemingly dangerous and powerful but is in fact timid and weak: “They are paper tigers, weak and indecisive” (Frederick Forsyth). It’s hard to find comments on news articles that are worth sharing but I couldn’t let this one go. I have no idea what the man’s name is other than Yow. At least ... Read More »