Chris Roberts

TDSB End Police Presence In Schools

ING 33594 218883Last night Trustees in the Toronto District School Board voted to end the police presence that has been in their high schools for nearly the past 10 years.  While it may be sad that they had to even consider placing police officers in schools back in 2008, it does bring up a number of questions.  While I could make an argument either way on why you might or might not want a police presence in schools, I am interested in your opinions.  Here are questions I want you to consider while watching the video and then please send me your comments and thoughts?   -  in your opinion would having a police officer on the premises really reduce the chances of violence?  Has it worked in your city or country?  Anyo...
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Chris Roberts
Very well put Alex, thanks! My first surprise was how much influence the student's opinions have had on this decision. Yes, the ... Read More
Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:33
Chris Roberts

Is Sarahah The New Bullying App

bullySarahah, one of the newer messaging apps has become very very popular, but is it another bullying tool whose potential negative factors have been underestimated or ignored?  The idea of the app is quite simple.  Users can send and receive “constructive messages” or anonymous messages.   In Arabic, Sarahah means "honesty".  The designer of the said the app was meant for the workplace where people could offer their true thoughts on their co-workers with anonymity.  Well as anyone with 30secs of thought would realize, that is a recipe for disaster, rather than a tool of positivity.   Well this app has turned into another bullying tool that allows people to send and say things anonymously that they w...
Chris Roberts

The Reality of Bullying

bully1Bullying — Today’s Reality SAFE International™ has launched our new Bullying page on the website.  Here is an excerpt from it that provides some bullying statistics here in Canada.  The studies on bullying have provided much more insight over the years as to why bullies bully and the misconceptions many have had over the years in regards to the behaviour.  To see the full page, visit http://www.safeinternational.biz/classes/bullying.html Bullying is typically defined as physical intimidation or fighting, starting and/or spreading rumours, shaming publicly, insults through name calling, teasing, and other aggressive behaviour.  Despite an increase of public attention on the issue of bullying in recent years, it remai...

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