Online Resources for Teachers: Youth & the Law in the Digital Age

Bullying through digital channels has become a major topic of concern for parents, teachers and students in recent years. This unit contains a number of resources, including links to external sites.

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PDF-IconCyberbullying Hurts: An Executive Summary for Teachers  – In 2012, Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights issued a report on the state of cyberbullying. This executive summary is an extraction of the relevant information for teachers from the report. (NOTE: this document is currently offline for revising, and will be reposted soon. In the meantime, you can download and read the full report here.)


The following links are to external resources that teachers may find useful for lesson plan source material, student exploration and expansion of personal knowledge on this topic. Please contact us to report any broken links.


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Harmless – a documentary multimedia website created by students at Sheridan College in Ontario. Lots of video, statistics, graphics, and useful information. – Saskatchewan government (SaskTel) sponsored website. “I Am Stronger is a social movement, a call to action to stop bullying and cyber bullying in our communities. As an organization that believes in the power of change and that we can all make a difference, SaskTel wants to take a stand and help lead the change by starting a conversation, sparking change and connecting those of us who are willing to put ourselves on the front lines of the fight against bullying.”

Cyberbullying Hurts: Respect for Rights in the Digital Age – an informative and well researched report by Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights. This is the full report from which the executive summary above was excerpted.

Cyberbullying Virus – a dramatic PSA about how cyberbullying happens

Be Web Aware: Cyberbullying Page  – A Canadian web awareness page oriented at a variety of issues for a broad spectrum of age groups. –‘s cyberbullying site. An information brief in PDF format is available.



Protecting Children’s Privacy – an extensive guide for parents that, while not directly related to cyberbullying, may be useful as part of a cyberbullying prevention strategy. From Comparitech, a technology review site.

What is Cyberbullying and How to Stop It – Informative article, with mostly US-based information, sponsored by the CallerSmart app.

Cybercrimes on a Personal Level: What is Cyberbullying? – Information provided by

Addressing Cyberstalking and Online Harassment – An information page suggested by a teen at the W.B. Goodwin Community Center in Claremont, NH – A DIGital citiZENship website from Childnet International focused on social networks and cyberbullying. – A site created by Parry Aftab, an American lawyer specializing in Internet privacy and security. Aftab founded and runs the site, which calls itself “The World’s First Internet Safety and Help Group”.