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Cyberbullying or Criminal Conduct?

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, texting or similar means of communicating over the Internet have given new challenges to teachers, parents and most of all, youth. We tell youth to be cautious, to use their common sense, to not talk to strangers and to keep their personal information private. And yet these precautions, even when followed, do […]

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Melissa Luhtanen J.D.
Melissa Luhtanen J.D., is a lawyer and human rights educator at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

An Overview of Anti-bullying Legislation and Alternatives in Canada

Very few days seem to go by, of late, without Canadians hearing about the alarming consequence of bullying in some form or another. This is particularly true in relation to children and youth. A number of high profile cases have garnered much discussion over the past few years, the latest of which is the tragic […]

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Lindsey Panjvani
Lindsey Panjvani completed a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta in 2013. She was inspired to pursue this degree by her past work at Legal Aid Alberta. She is now a librarian at MacEwan University.
 

Legal Responses to Cyberbullying: The ‘Unsupervised Public Playground’

Should a student be suspended or expelled for posting a video on the Internet that mercilessly humiliates another student? Should a school principal be able to search a student’s cellphone much like a school locker? What should happen to those students who intentionally post information about a fellow student that causes them to contemplate suicide? […]

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Teresa Haykowski
Teresa Haykowski is a partner with the firm of McLennan Ross LLP in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Unmasking Bullies on the Internet

Introduction Most of us have heard of cyberbullying and the dreadful impact it has had on young people, even driving some of them to suicide. The incidence of bullying online is likely far greater than the average Canadian might expect. As a university professor, I (Bowal) receive menacing and profane emails from anonymous former students […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Andrea Lai
Andrea Lai graduated in June 2013 with a combined degree in Marketing and English Honours from the University of Calgary and will complete teacher training at the University of British Columbia next year.
 

Hansen Wong
Hansen Wong earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the Haskayne School of Business and is currently a law student at the University of Calgary.
 

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 […]

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