Vaincre le cyberharcèlement et le discours haineux en cinq étapes

Jamais le cyberharcèlement n’a été si inventif et donc destructeur. Les cyberharceleurs utilisent le Web sciemment et à répétition pour terroriser ou causer du tort à autrui. Ils harcèlent des personnes qu’ils jugent faibles et sans défense, les dénigrent ou entachent leur réputation, un comportement typique des propagateurs de discours haineux. Toutefois, bien que le [...]

The Get Ready to Act Against Social Media Propaganda Model: A 5-Step Technique to Fight Against Mass CyberBullying and Hate Speech

Based on the results of my doctoral study, moving from the bystander stance to the active agent of change stance in the context of digital age propaganda targeting a sensitive and controversial issue cannot be done in a snap of a finger. Changing the posture of the passive bystander to the active agent of change [...]

Cyberbullying and Hate Speech at an All-Time High: Don’t Be a Bystander

Never in the history of humanity has bullying been so inventive and thus destructive. Cyberbullies exploit this digital age to spread hate. They intentionally and repeatedly use the internet to cause harm, fear or distress to people. Their behaviour includes harassing individuals they consider weak and defenceless, denigrating them and harming their reputation, typical of [...]

Should Canada adopt its own “Facebook Act” to curb hate speech?

Under Hitler, Germany experienced the consequences of a nation caving in to propaganda and hate speech. This may explain its government’s urgency to enact a new law, known as the “Facebook Act,” in response to the recent alarming rise of hate speech online. Canada is experiencing a similar rise. Media marketing company Cision documented a [...]

9 Tips to Facilitate Online Asynchronous Learning Through Facebook

A version of this post was published in Concordia University public scholars blog: https://www.concordia.ca/cunews/offices/vprgs/sgs/public-scholars/2017/08/01/9-tips-to-facilitate-online-learning.html From 2013 to 2017, I taught online courses at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in the BA in Educational Studies and Digital Technologies (ESTD)program, using the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach. In a course designed with a problem-based learning approach, the [...]