Essay on Cyber Bullying And Its Effects On Society

2146 Words Mar 11th, 2016 9 Pages
The use of technology is becoming increasingly apparent in todays elementary and high schools. Although technology and social media has many positive qualities, the shortcomings of this modern technology are putting adolescents lives at risk. Cyberbullying is an ongoing and increasingly problematic social issue in today’s society. Cyberbullying is “the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature” (“Oxford Dictionary”, n.d). As an attempt to decrease the prevalence of this major social issue Bill C-13 the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act was established on March 10th 2015 (CTV News, 2015).
Bill C-13 the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act was created with the purpose to protect Canadians from the overwhelming effects of cyber bullying. Adolescents were committing suicide and developing mental illnesses as a result of being cyber bullied. The “non-consensual distribution of intimate images” is a narrow topic that has been newly created because of numerous offences to the criminal code (Mian, 2014, P. 53). This act defines intimate images as “visual recordings of a person made by any means including photographic, film or video recording, in which the person in nude, exposing his or her genital organs or anal region or her breasts or is engaging in explicit sexual activity” (Mian, 2014, P. 53). This law also criminalizes harassing or annoying behaviour directed through any means of…

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