Thursday, August 8, 2013

PC Leader Says Cyber-Bully Law Is A Start; More Needed

Two males have been arrested in the case of Rehtaeh Parsons.  She's the 17-year-old Halifax girl who was taken off life-support following a suicide attempt in April.  The RCMP arrested the two this morning in the Halifax area.  Rehtaeh's family alleges she was sexually assaulted and that a digital photograph of the incident was passed around her school.  Police initially said there were not enough grounds to warrant charges, but later reopened their investigation.  Meanwhile, the province's Progressive Conservative leader is hailing implementation of the Cyber Bully Law. It became law yesterday and while Jamie Baillie tells us the Dexter government did the right thing in implementing it, he says more is needed.

Baillie says teachers, parents and judges all need more teeth in the laws to crack down hard on cyber bullying.