“Cassie Hallett, please report to the office immediately following morning announcements.” I can still hear the vice-principal’s voice—strong, clear, and just a tad sterner than usual, over the school PA. I was 14 years old, in Grade 9, and I could not imagine why I was in trouble. I took a deep breath, tried to stop […]
This morning as I was doing the proverbial parent dance of balancing meal preparation, wiping counters, and stuffing backpacks with clothes and books, my eight-year-old son charged at me and slapped me hard on my back. I winced from the pain and shock, because having been preoccupied by the chaos of Monday morning, I hadn’t […]
Over the last few years, Canada has made important contributions to the research on cyberbullying and sexting—and, in particular, how to address these issues in the classroom. In both cases, this research has led to a change in approach, with less emphasis on risk and punishment and more on promoting respect and consent. With regards […]
The link between violence against women and children and mental illness is strong. At the Annual General Meeting, CTF delegates adopted resolutions that address domestic violence, violence against teachers and murdered and missing Indigenous women.