Tag Archives: Bullying Laws

Understanding Laws against Bullying

It is common to get news of a kid bullied either at school or at home. What is more perturbing about these cases is the kind of dehumanizing treatment that the victim goes through in the hands of the perpetrators. The act of bullying can take many forms which are all aimed at humiliating and

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The need for Laws Against Bullying

So many questions have been raised about bullying, including the biggest question: “Is bullying against the law?” In most states, bullying is against the law. However, there is no federal law specifically designed against bullying. Because of this, many states have needed to either find loop holes in current civil rights laws or create and

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Cyber Law and Technology Today

As technology continues to advance, we continue to see new methods for criminals to take advantage of those who are weak and/or unknowing of how things work online. Not having the proper knowledge about Cyber Law, Internet safety and methods to protect personal information, can often lead to someone easily falling victim to online fraud,

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Cyberbullying Laws in Canada

On December 12, 2014, Royal Assent was given to make into law, House Government Bill C-13 that was passed by the Parliament of Canada to change anti cyberbullying laws. The official title of the bill is, “An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance

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Safe Haven Law: Is it Really Enough?

For many years, society struggled with the dilemma of what to do with abandoned babies.  While practically everyone agreed that these children needed to be saved, there was a lot of debate on what to do about the parents (often mothers) who would leave young children in unsafe places in the hope that they would

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What is Character Assassination?

Character assassination is far more common than most people realize and knowing about it is one way to help stop it. Though you may never personally experience this, it is always helpful to learn as much as you can about issues like this because they can quickly happen to you. There are a few basics

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School Bullying Statistics Show the Severity of the Problem

Bullying has been a problem for generations. Individuals have been bullied and made fun of by their peers for a long time. However, the problems with school bullying have seemed to increase, particularly in recent years. Studying the school bullying statistics can help individuals who are interested in what they can do to stop the

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Bullying Laws in Canada

Bullying laws in Canada are not a new invention; they have been in development for quite a while. Due to issues that began to appear at least two decades ago, Canadian legislation has been appearing and evolving for years, at first simple in construct and then growing more detailed and complex with new revisions. The

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Understanding the Concept of Defamation

When one person intentionally makes false accusations about another person, business, group or entity. If the false statements cause harm, financially, emotionally and socially, it is considered an act of defamation. Depending upon the severity of the claim, a person can file a civil case in court in an attempt to retrieve damages for their

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Libel Law in the Age of Multimedia

Libel Law in the Age of Multimedia What Is Libel Law? Making untrue statements about someone, especially statements that damage their reputation, is potentially punishable by law. The act is known as defamation or defamation of character. When someone verbally says something damage about another it is called slander. But if the offending statements are

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Anti Bullying Legislation

Anti bullying legislation has only been a recent occurrence in the past few years. As bullying as become more of a focus in the media, states are doing what they can to create laws to protect the victims and establish proper punishment for those who choose to bully. These legislation laws are not always easily

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Policies on Bullying in the United States Jurisdiction

The rising epidemic of bullying in public schools across the United States has caused state legislature to present much needed policies on bullying and laws against these actions. Anti-bullying legislation focuses on national and state jurisdiction directed at preventing and stopping bullying among students. In 1999, the first states began to legally define bullying and

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