CSSN President Stu Auty sat down with CTV News Channel yesterday to discuss the new cyberbullying law in Nova Scotia.
This new legislation gives victims of cyberbullying and online aggression the right to launch civil suit against perpetrators. This law is the first of its kind in Canada. Victims can also seek a protection order that could place restrictions on or help identify the cyberbully.
Some critics see issues with the law, claiming that the liability now placed on parents and educators will encourage adults to “spy” on youth. Stu Auty states that parents need to be more actively involved in their teens’ and preteens’ lives and ensure that their online activity is safe and protected.
You can view the interview in its entirety HERE.