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Members of the National Council of Canadian Muslims Mustafa Farooq, left, and Bochra Manaï, right, speak during a news conference in Montréal, June 17, 2019, where plans were outlined to lawfully challenge Québec’s Bill 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Québec’s Bill 21 may embolden religious bullying in schools

Québec schools must consider Bill 21's potential impact on students. Bullying researchers have found links between publicly permitted behaviour and personal expression.
Bullying and harassment are not the same as a student or parent being annoying. from shutterstock.com

Almost every Australian teacher has been bullied by students or their parents, and it’s taking a toll

A recent study found more than 80% of Australia's teachers have been bullied or harassed by students and parents. Verbal abuse was most common and female teachers were bullied more than males.
Smartphones have put the tools for bullying and voyeurism in the pockets of schoolchildren. Baruska/Pixabay

France’s ‘everyday sexism’ starts at school

France's #MeToo backlash has revealed just how deeply rooted sexism is in the country. Disguised as flirtation or child's play, sexual harassment begins as early as elementary school.
A New Jersey mother shows up at her son’s class as a clown to get him to stop misbehaving in school. The boy’s principal posted a video of the visit online. Instagram of Sean Larry

Why shaming your children on social media may make things worse

As more parents turn to social media to post videos of themselves punishing their children, an educational psychologist warns that the practice may cause more harm than good.
Contestants Sonya Mefaddi and Hadil Faiza were asked to leave My Kitchen Rules after threatening another team. Sonya later spoke of how she had been bullied as a child.

Why it’s time to end the culture of bullying on reality TV

Bullying is a serious public health problem. Yet too often, reality TV shows trade in insults and name calling.
Phelps, a Sydney City councillor lives and practices as a GP in the Wentworth electorate, and could be expected to attract a substantial vote if she ran as an independent. Joel Carrett/AAP

Party leaders need to address federal parliament’s intolerable workplace culture: Phelps

Attention is coming on the Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer, who issued a general statement last week condemning bullying, to take a stronger stand. O'Dwyer is expected to say more this week.

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