Legislating Against Cyber Bullying

Great piece, thanks for posting

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Kudos to the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia for introducing legislation to attack cyber bullying.  That is a very noble and much-needed law to help protect the vulnerable and the abused.  I applaud the attempt but, I also have real concerns with the legislation, the least of which, this is a Provincial piece of legislation, not a Federal one.

Given the number of suicides, injuries and serious life impacts that have occurred because of this issue, perhaps a real effort needs to be made to help protect.

I see failures in law start when an interpretation of a broad nature has to be applied.  In this case, who is to say what cyber bullying is?  According the legislation, the definition is:

“…typically repeated or with continuing effect, that is intended or ought reasonably be expected to cause fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress or other damage or harm to another person’s health…

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