Debra Pepler

Report on Rehtaeh Parsons suicide says her absence from school was missed red flag

Rehtaeh Parsons’s extended absences should have acted as a red flag for schools that the teen was suffering from emotional and mental distress and needed help, say two respected educators charged with reviewing how the Halifax school board handled her case. “They were concerned about it, I think, from a learning perspective,” Debra Pepler, a […]

Prof. publishes new book on bullying education and prevention

Three top experts in the study of bullying and bullying prevention have recently published a new book for parents who are concerned about the society-wide problem, which affects children of all ages. Bullying Prevention: What Parents Need to Know explores key myths, such as the idea that children grow out of bullying, that only a […]