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The Perils of Cyberbullying Legislation

11 Mar , 2015  | by:

Cyberbullying is a term that is commonly used in the media to denote cases that would not necessarily be classified by academics as “cyberbullying.” And “cyberbullying” laws are sometimes enacted in the wake of  “moral panic” around children’s use of technology.  The reach of these laws can extend far beyond addressing child conflict, and has implications for civil liberties. Such comments have been made before in reference to the Canadian province of Nova Scotia’s cyberbullying law. This article by a Canadian privacy and technology lawyer explains why.

Nova Scotia’s cyber bullying law is a disaster.


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