Cyber Bullying

This poem expresses the problem quite well.


So now you have it , you have exposed your soul. Here it is laid bare

You have opened up your entire life, have a care.

Not everyone is as loving and caring as you.

If you lay your life open have a care of what unkind souls might do.

Once they get inside your head

They can check you out and manipulate anything you’ve said.

They can eat you up and plague you, spit you out and leave you dead.

OH! you must beware

They will strip you down and leave you bare.

They don’t know who you are

They don’t care, it is easier for them your mind to scar.

They will expose your secrets and sell your soul

Tell lies about you and expose your whole.

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Legislating Against Cyber Bullying

This seems like a step in the right direction. Check it out.

Walking the Social Media Beat

Kudos to the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia for introducing legislation to attack cyber bullying.  That is a very noble and much-needed law to help protect the vulnerable and the abused.  I applaud the attempt but, I also have real concerns with the legislation, the least of which, this is a Provincial piece of legislation, not a Federal one.

Given the number of suicides, injuries and serious life impacts that have occurred because of this issue, perhaps a real effort needs to be made to help protect.

I see failures in law start when an interpretation of a broad nature has to be applied.  In this case, who is to say what cyber bullying is?  According the legislation, the definition is:

“…typically repeated or with continuing effect, that is intended or ought reasonably be expected to cause fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress or other damage or harm to another person’s health…

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