Saturday, July 12, 2008


This CTV story reports that the Canadian Teachers Federation wants to criminalize "cyber-bullying" which they define as:

"... the use of information and communication technologies to bully, embarrass, threaten or harass another. It also includes the use of these technologies to engage in conduct or behaviour that is derogatory, defamatory, degrading, illegal or abusive."
It seems to me that threats, harassment, defamation and "illegal" behaviour are already illegal. The rest just represents more namby-pamby hyper-sensitivity from the same bunch who think dodge-ball too violent and call in the trauma counsellors whenever someone’s dog dies.

The locals, so far, seem supportive of the CTF position. This is, in part, the mentality that resulted in HRCs across the land.

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