July 10, 2020

Can I Sue if My Child Has Been Bullied in Toronto?

Bullying and cyberbullying continue to be issues in Toronto, despite efforts to bring awareness to the serious impacts that bullying can have on those being bullied. 

If your child has been bullied in Toronto, it’s time to take action and show your child that you’ll do everything possible to bring their bully to justice. Continue reading to learn more about when you might sue for bullying and how you can go about filing a claim in Toronto.

What Constitutes Bullying?

Before you can take action against your child’s bully, or their parents, you will need to be sure that what your child is experiencing constitutes bullying or cyberbullying. Some of the more common types of bullying and cyberbullying behaviors include:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Threats
  • Intimidation
  • Harassment
  • Physical abuse
  • Taunting/teasing
  • Spreading rumors
  • Making fake online profiles 
  • Inappropriate text messages, emails, or social media posts
  • Revenge porn

How to Sue for Bullying in Toronto

If your child’s bully has engaged in any of the previously mentioned behaviors or another type of bullying or cyberbullying, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the bully. Because the bully may be under the age of 18, your lawsuit may need to be filed against their parents, who are ultimately responsible for their child’s actions. 

Furthermore, if the bullying was at school and your child’s school did not take the steps necessary to protect your child or put a stop to the bullying or cyberbullying, they may also be named as liable in your Toronto personal injury claim

Reach Out to a Toronto Bullying Lawyer

For help holding your child’s bully accountable for their actions, get in touch with a reputable Toronto bullying lawyer at Jasmine Daya & Co. You can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by filling out the quick contact form provided below or giving our office a call at 416-967-9100.