September 25, 2020

Ontario Bullying and Cyberbullying Laws

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me.” It’s all well and good to teach our kids that they shouldn’t let words get to them, but the harsh reality is that bullying doesn’t just include physical abuse anymore. With the rise of the internet and social media, bullying has taken new forms in what’s commonly known as cyberbullying.

The province of Ontario has recognized the serious impact that bullying and cyberbullying can have on children, and if your child has been bullied, you can help them to pick up the pieces and become empowered through a personal injury lawsuit.

Continue reading to learn more about Ontario bullying and cyberbullying laws and what options are available to you if your child is being bullied. 

What the Law Says About Bullying and Cyberbullying in Ontario

Bullying and cyberbullying are not yet considered crimes in Ontario. Some types of cyberbullying, such as revenge porn are, however. 

Ontario law does have formal legislation on bullying and cyberbullying that requires schools and school staff to handle bullying and cyberbullying instances appropriately. But often, these school systems do not handle these instances the way they should or in time to prevent children from suffering serious consequences due to the bullying they endure. 

Steps to Take If Your Child Is Being Bullied

If your child is being bullied, the first step is to contact a bullying lawyer in Ontario to discuss your concerns. The school system may take the appropriate steps to handle your child’s bully accordingly if they know you have legal representation ahead of time.

If you have already spoken to the school on several occasions in an attempt to do something about what is happening to your child, then it may be time to file a lawsuit against the school and the bully’s parents. Your lawyer can look closer at your case to determine the next steps for your family.

Discuss Your Case with an Ontario Bullying Lawyer

To learn more about how an Ontario bullying lawyer at Jasmine Daya & Co. could get the compensation they need to heal from the bullying or cyberbullying they endured, contact our office to schedule a free consultation. You can give our office a call at 416-967-9100 or submit the online contact form below to get started on your case.