Raffi Cavoukian

Raffi Cavoukian, C.M., O.B.C., founder and chair of the Centre for Child Honouring, is best known as Raffi—singer, author, children's champion, ecology advocate, and entrepreneur. His new book, to be published in June 2013, is Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons To Reform Social Media Before it Re-Forms Us. Member of the Order of Canada, Raffi is the recipient of numerous awards including the UN Earth Achievement Award, the Global 500 Roll, and two honorary degrees. His renaissance as a systems thinker includes the anthology he co-edited, Child Honouring: How To Turn This World Around (2006) and two recent companion CDs of motivational songs: Resisto Dancing, and Communion. www.childhonouring.org

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Monday, May 13, 2013 - 3:14pm
Three Reasons To Reform Social Media Before it Re-Forms Us
The following is the preface to Raffi's upcoming book, Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons To Reform Social Media Before It Re-Forms Us , to be published in June (Homeland Press, 2013).
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Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 8:13am
Cyber Safety by Design: Red Hood Project Demands Action
In October 2012, British Columbia teen Amanda Todd ended her life after suffering intolerable bullying triggered by a sexual predator who found and blackmailed her through Facebook. Millions were outraged. We were too. We are social media enthusiasts who care deeply about protecting vulnerable young users in the cyber woods from the predators out to get them.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 11:22am
Protect Our Children: An Open Letter to Facebook
To: Sheryl Sandberg COO, Facebook, Inc. Dear Ms. Sandberg, We are a community of concerned citizens in British Columbia, including Amanda Todd’s mother. As you may know, Amanda was contacted and blackmailed through Facebook by an adult predator who impersonated local teens to enter her circles of friends.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 6:44am
The Environment Is Dead: Long Live Mother Nature
“Environmentalism has failed” is a statement that deserves attention. It comes from famed environmentalist David Suzuki marking 50 years since Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring, helped spark the modern environmental movement.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 1:54pm
Cairo Sunshine All Around
A siren song is this Cairo freedom fire, the Tunisian spark now a roaring flame. A new Mecca in Tahrir Square. I close my eyes and wander to the city of my birth, and I'm just eight years old in the helio-polis my Armenian family called home, playing in the Cairo sands, my father's 1940s Studebaker winding up the road to the Pyramids. And I'm now back in this moment, wondering, what exactly is this social media liberation hour we're in? The words come like this:
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