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Legal Information and Resources on Bullying

In honour of Bullying Awareness Week (Nov 12 – 17, 2012) let’s look at some resources surrounding bullying.

Bullying is an important topic to discuss in schools. The August/September 2002 issue of LawNow featured a lesson plan on bullying. It includes a case study, guidelines for a mock trial, and a role playing exercise. For more resources for teachers on bullying, you can check out the keyword listing on LawCentral Schools.

The Today’s Trial from this same issue of LawNow explores the included case (R. v. D.W. 2002 BCPC 96) further. Two teens were charged with uttering threats. The teen they threatened had killed herself. This case reflects how bullying not only affects the person being bullied, but has a larger impact on a community.

Bullying is made even more complex in the digital age. The latest Bench Press looks at Children and Cyber-bullying. The case involves a teenage girl who was bullied through Facebook. Another LawNow article, Cyber Bullying: Bullying through Technology explains the legal repercussions of cyber bullying and some tips for stopping and responding to a cyber bully.

What happens when your boss is the bully? LawNow’s Human Rights Law column looks at Bully Bosses: When Harassment is Not Discrimination. The article describes some of the legal remedies that employees have if they are verbally or non-verbally bullied by supervisors or co-workers.

For bullying resources in your province, you can check out the many listings on LawCentral Canada.


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