Liberals to back MP’s bid to study violent, sexual online material | Ottawa Citizen

MPs on the Commons health committee may soon find themselves poking around some of the darkest and most disturbing corners of the Internet.

The government has announced it intends to back Conservative MP Arnold Viersen’s bid to have the committee “examine the public health effects of the ease of access and viewing of online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women and men,” and report its findings back to the House next year.

The motion made its Commons debut on Monday morning.

via Liberals to back MP’s bid to study violent, sexual online material | Ottawa Citizen

Liberals to back MP’s bid to study violent, sexual online material – Ottawa Citizen

MPs on the Commons health committee may soon find themselves poking around some of the darkest and most disturbing corners of the Internet.

The government has announced it intends to back Conservative MP Arnold Viersen’s bid to have the committee “examine the public health effects of the ease of access and viewing of online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women and men,” and report its findings back to the House next year.

The motion made its Commons debut on Monday morning.

via Liberals to back MP’s bid to study violent, sexual online material | Ottawa Citizen

Teen’s suicide prompts calls for changes to child sexual exploitation law – Edmonton – CBC News

The province has accepted new recommendations from a report on sexual exploitation and youth suicide, while the advocate who wrote it claims the Alberta government has been too slow to act.

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate of Alberta released findings Tuesday of its investigation into the death of 17-year-old Onessa, whose name was changed to protect her family’s identity.

The teenager died by suicide, five months after child intervention services ended involvement with her.

via Teen’s suicide prompts calls for changes to child sexual exploitation law – Edmonton – CBC News

Audrie & Daisy: Stop the Shame of Sextortion and Sexual Assault – thorn

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Last month, the documentary Audrie & Daisy arrived on Netflix. It tells the story of the sexual assault of two teenage girls, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman. While each girl has a unique story, they share a common experience in the stigma, shame, and harassment they receive in response to their assault and the role technology plays in each of their stories.

via Audrie & Daisy: Stop the Shame of Sextortion and Sexual Assault – thorn

Boys should be taught that crying is normal

The World Suicide Prevention day 2016 was celebrated last week across the globe under the theme: ‘Connect, Communicate and Care’.
In our backyard, increasing cases of suicide are being reported in the media. It is not surprising that the major suspects in these cases are young men. Globally, it is estimated that the ratio of male to female suicide cases stands at 3:1. In fact, a meta-analysis of coping studies concluded that men were less likely than women to use every single coping skill included.

via Boys should be taught that crying is normal