Walking the walk, talking the talk. There is so much in the news about bullying. This is coupled with all these anti-bullying campaigns which I believe are failing.

It comes down to love and compassion for our fellow human beings.

I want to share a letter that was written:

“Stephen Harper denounced what happened to Rehtaeh Parsons as being tragic and inexcusable. However, aren’t political attack ads a sophisticated form of bullying? Isn’t the Prime Minister being hypocritical allowing his party to produce and distribute attacks ads, when the only message is to denigrate their opponent?

The Prime Minister is supposed to be an example to young Canadians. How owes Canadians an apology and it is time to end this inappropriate behaviour. If he wants my vote, he’ll have to earn it.”

Anne-Marie Whittle, Toronto

Some food for thought. Our government officials are a mirror to us as a people. There needs to be accountability and responsibility from everyone. No one is excluded, especially those representing us. We must walk the walk!

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2 Responses to “Sharing a letter to the National Post, Stephen Harper: The Ultimate cyber-bully”

  1. Donna Chisholm on April 26th, 2013 7:44 am

    I completely agree with Anne-Marie Whittle. I cannot understand how astonished we are at bullying amongst our youth, when I see the same behaviour everyday in the office,and work environment (refer to the recent occurence in Bangladesh where the employees were bullied into returning to work in a building where many ultimately met their death) to our government officials especially in the US and now more often in Canadian politics. Stephen Harper is a great example of how to bully others. Is this really the example we want to set for the next generation? They are watching us and our actions do not match our grand speeches.

    Thank you for the opportunity to respond.

    Donna.

  2. Sandra on April 27th, 2013 4:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I agree that bullying exists in many forms and in many places. I don’t even like anti-bully campaigns for the emphasis still goes to bullying. I prefer to empower people! Teach people how to stand up to the bully and diffuse.

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