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20 June 2019

Understanding bullying (Part 2)

As part of our forthcoming launch – this May 16 – of our new program Take action! Stand up against bullying in sports , we are offering you a series of texts on the theme of bullying. __ The first text taught us that bullying is the fact of living repetitive micro violence. However, when we talk about micro violence, the following question must be asked: Considering that it involves a less intense form of violence (insult or threat), do the victims really suffer and does it have lasting effects? Victims As mentioned in the previous text, repetition is the important element in bullying. You could say that it’s the equivalent of water torture and that this technique causes damage. Psychological and…
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For everyoneTake action! Stand up against bullying in sports 
21 January 2019

Cyberbullying – What is it? (2nd part)

Causes and solutions Now that you know what distinguishes cyberbullying and its consequences, now let’s try to understand why people indulge in this practice and what to do about it. Even though the causes associated with traditional bullying can also be found in cyberbullying, research still shows distinct elements as to the factors that could explain why this problem continues to grow and why a person indulges in this practice. This research evokes the feeling of impunity associated with anonymity, since, unfortunately, there is little chance that the people behind these aggressions are ever penalized. There is also the question of spontaneity which incites aggressors to act on the basis of emotion, for lack of having taken the time to…
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For everyoneTake action! Stand up against bullying in sports 
18 January 2019

Cyberbullying – What is it? (1st part)

The loss by the Canadian team in the quarter finals of the most recent junior world hockey championship has once again demonstrated that social media can unfortunately be misused, reminding us that the problem of cyberbullying has grown exponentially in the last decade (Smith & Berkkun, 2017). After missing a penalty shot in overtime against Finland, Maxime Comtois was exposed to a full-blown cyberbullying session. A sad episode similar to what Quebec speedskater Kim Boutin experienced during the last Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. That said, what characterizes cyberbullying or cyberhate versus so-called traditional bullying? Are the causes the same? What are the consequences? And most of all, how do you prevent and address this issue? Etc. All these questions have…
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