While many cyberbullying cases have come to our attention in the United States, the problem also exists in Canada. In fact, the media reports seem to indicate a rise in online harassment among children and teenagers. Our colleague Jenny Walker has summarized some of the Canadian cyberbullying research and researchers, and Justin and I have found it encouraging that federal and provincial granting agencies and other organizations are financially supporting many projects in this area – and have for a number of years.
There is also an upcoming cyberbullying conference in Toronto in March, which will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the relevant findings and issues, and to learn from each other. Please let me know if you are attending, as I would love to meet more professionals from our northern neighbor.