I’ve been pretty sad and broody for the last little while. A major news story in my local (Ottawa) media this past week was the death of a 15 year old student, Jamie (it’s also been reported here in Montreal, as well as across Canada) . Jamie had a loving and supportive family, but he… Read More This has to stop.
Is the Internet making us less empathic? asks UCLA researcher Gary Small. And then you have Jean Twenge who talks about a new generation called Generation Me. With all of these blanket statements in magazine articles and books, it’s hard to discern the truth at some point. Sifting through all of this information can often cloud… Read More Empathy and cyberbullying: What’s the connection?
A recent statistic shows that 7.5 million Facebook users are below 13. What’s more is a whopping 5 million are under 10. At the same time, Ofcom’s (in the UK) study shows that the increase of 5 to 7 year olds using Facebook has grown from 7% to 23% from 2009 to 2010. And this… Read More Under 13s on Facebook?
On a cloudy, rainy …late October day such as today…I find it hard to find focus to do work. Part of me wants to nap all day, but part of me wants to reconnect with something inspirational and start writing. Because this isn’t my personal blog, there are certain opinions and ideas that I will… Read More And I have no compass, and I have no map. And I have no reasons, no reasons to get back.
If you went to high school in the 90s you know those lyrics. Even if you go to high school today. You know those lyrics. And why am I alluding to them? Why do I want to remind us of high school? Well, simply because in the past week CNN has had a lot of… Read More I’m not like them, but I can pretend.
So I started off my Master of Arts at McGill, after having commenced graduate studies at Concordia in the Educational Technology department. Having worked as a Spiritual Care and Guidance and Community Involvement Animator, I had some previous experience working in schools and teaching. I then went on to work at the National Film Board… Read More Culture, values, and cyberbullying.