Culture At A Crossroads
On October 7, 2019 Devan William Selvey was stabbed to death outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton, ON. The grade nine student had been a victim of bullying. His mother Shari-Ann Selvey arrived in the parking lot in time to witness the assault, but not in time to save her son.
Shari-Ann shares what it was like to raise a son bullied to this extreme, and how Devan coped with it. Shari helps identify the identity of a bully, and offers her take on how bullying can be prevented.
Plus, Shari-Ann and I consider the relevance of Jesus' humility in terms of interactions with others, and she tries to reconcile God's place in the midst of this tragedy.
Oct. 7, 2019 - Story breaks that Devan William Selvey has been killed by bullies
Oct. 10, 2019 - Funds raised for Devan's funeral through GoFundMe
Oct. 10, 2019 - Ontario makes announcement for mental health funding in high schools
Nov. 7, 2019 - Students stayed home to raise awareness of bullying in Hamilton
Nov. 17-23, 2019 - Bullying Awareness Week in Ontario
Jan. 2, 2020 - Latest update on charges in connection to Devan's death
Long-term affects of bullying, a study from the UK
The Education Act in Ontario.