The hazards of bullies

RICHMOND >> Quite a long time ago, we were invited to sit around a big table at a Pittsfield public school and listen to teachers, counselors and school administrators talk about bullying and what they were doing to stop it. That was in the era and age group where physically…

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Can compassion be taught?

It’s raining, you’re late, and a car ahead of you just spun off the road and slammed into a tree. As steam hisses from the wrecked car’s hood, you must decide in a second or two whether to keep going or pull over and help. It is the bystander’s dilemma,…

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Guelph University students taught social media safety

Students on the football team at the University of Guelph will take a social media safety seminar on Thursday, in an effort to show them that there can be serious implications of their online behaviour. And even though students entering university have grown up with digital communication tools and technology, University of Guelph manager of information services…

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Water safety: Don’t forget to talk with teens

When we think of drowning prevention, we often think of toddlers. Rightfully so — toddlers make up the largest group of drowning victims here in Arizona. But the second-place spot for drowning might surprise you: teens. Everyone agrees that parenting teens is tricky. New freedoms like driving, travelling, and jobs…

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Delhi wants women home before 8 p.m.

Delhi wants its women home before 8 p.m., while men can enjoy a slightly longer curfew, at least as per a new survey that has laid bare the city’s double standards. Over 85 per cent of respondents said the head of their household was comfortable with an adult female member…

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