Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

Trudeau says government serious about eliminating workplace harassment, including in the RCMP

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is endorsing the Mounties’ controversial efforts to tackle an endemic problem of workplace harassment. But the prime minister stopped short of directly stating full confidence in the Mounties’ top commanding officer.

In the wake of a scathing court ruling this week about the RCMP’s “outrageous” harassment and bullying of one of its own members, Sgt. Peter Merrifield, Trudeau was asked if he still had confidence in RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson.

“I, uh, we all, ah, are agreed, including Commissioner Paulson, but certainly everyone in this government that harassment is unacceptable and whether it be in the Canadian Armed Forces or within the RCMP or even within Parliament, I have shown zero-tolerance for harassment and sexual assault,” Trudeau said Thursday at a news conference at the naval base in Esquimault, B.C.

MORE  >>>

Kenyans react to bullying at Alliance High

Kenyans on the Internet were horrified after details leading to the early retirement of a principal in one of the country’s leading schools emerged.

The brutal stories of bullying and mistreatment of Form One students at the Alliance High School have left many with a bitter taste in their mouths and they have posted different reactions social media after photos of one of the victims became public.

Many feel that the punishment meted out against the principal was too lenient and more action should be taken to curb the vice.

MORE  >>>

Report: Russian teenagers committing suicide in ‘bizarre social media’ game (Warning – Fake News)

(What’s another fake news story in this era? I include this article because a local contact reported to a news group I belong to that it’s a fabrication, invented by Russian authorities and repeated by State-controlled media in May of 2016.  The goal is apparently to generate fear of the Internet that leads to support for increased governmental control and censorship.  But there is no statistical support for the allegations and Russian authorities have only arrested one individual, who has not gone to trial because of insufficient evidence.  But, in case this Russian meme heads your way, you will know it’s bogus. — Mike Tully)

Police in Russia are looking into a flurry of teenage suicide attempts amid panic that teens may have been manipulated by sinister social media groups, reports say.

Local media has cited findings that suggest such attempts are linked to a dark online phenomenon called “Blue Whale” — a game that allegedly asks teens to complete tasks that inflict self harm, like cutting themselves and carving symbols into their skin.

The tasks are said to lead to the final level on day 50, in which teens involved in the game are asked to kill themselves.

MORE  >>>