September 19, 2012
Megan Meier case
o Committed suicide by hanging herself after being "dumped" and insulted by her "boyfriend"
who was an imposter -> neighbour's mom
Cyberbullying through MySpace
Law stated that no law was broken
o Computer skills are also isolated skills
o Technology as requiring a fun-factor
o See it as an individual thing for business
o "Digital Immigrants"
o "Digital Natives"
o Always wanting the newest technology
Cyber bullying and the law
o Threats: sect. 264 CC
Criminal harassment (stalking)
o Defamation of character
Cyberbullying not against other students but against a principal
Students were suspended (defamation of character)
Kids need to be given limits regarding the internet
Is it a school's responsibility to protect a teacher who has become a victim of cyberbullying?
Do you think teachers should participate in online communities?
o Internet? Private or public space?
o Neil Postman
"You get something but you also lose something with technology"
o Marshall McLuhan
o Bill 212 -> deals with bullying
o Government felt there had to be stronger language around cyber-bullying
o An act to amend the Education Act with respect to bullying and other matters
o "Accepting Schools Act 2012"
Bullying being defined by repeated and aggressive behaviour that w