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Dr. Wendy Craig speaks to CTV News

Putting an end to Bullying, NDP MP Calls for National Strategy

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PREVNet Graduate Student Harrison Oakes speaks to the Winnipeg Free Press

Online anti-bullying guide helps educators help kids

"For Harrison Oakes, bullying is more than academic. He was bullied as a teenager to the point where he tried to kill himself. Now 28 years old and a third-year psychology student at the University of Winnipeg, Oakes let his adolescent despair motivate his desire to help other teens before they suffer the tragic fate of Amanda Todd."

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Dr. Wendy Craig in the Alberni Valley Times

Fighting Bullying is Everyone's Responsibility

"Despite all the awareness raised around the issue, bullying remains worse than ever among Canadian youth."

Dr. Joanne Cummings on Why Bullying Matters on rabble.ca

"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."

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PREVNet Researcher Dr. Shelley Hymel speaks to the Toronto Star

Amanda Todd: Suicidal teen talked to her mother about death

"Amanda Todd was sick in bed for two days but checked in with her mother, who was at work, before deciding to end her life last week."

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PREVNet Partner, Canada Safety Council

Today's Timely Tips: Put an end to cyber bullying.

"The suicide of 15-year-old Amanda Todd has focused national and international attention on cyber bullying and the need for awareness, education and intervention."

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Dr. Debra Pepler mentioned in The Globe and Mail

The best protection against bullying isn't legislation

"Amanda Todd’s story makes your blood boil and your heart break. At 12, she was lured by a cyberstalker to flash her body on the Internet. The stalker made sure the image followed her for years. Other kids tormented her and called her “porn star.” She killed herself last week. "

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Dr. Debra Pepler on TVO Parents

Do We Need a National Strategy to Prevent Bullying?

"I forced myself to watch Amanda Todd's YouTube video today. It's heartbreaking. She describes the events that led to her attempts to kill herself. She did kill herself last week."

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Dr Wendy Craig in Macleans magazine online

Motion by New Democrats calls for national fight against bullying

"The taunting faced by teens these days is far worse that it was 20 years ago, the New Democrat MP said today as his motion calling for a national effort to fight the problem came before the House of Commons."

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Dr. Wendy Craig in the Financial Press

Regarding electronic bullying and social media

"When Dany Morin was being picked on in high school, there was no such thing as Facebook."

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