This module is an introduction to online harassment, including cyberbullying.
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"Harassment is a form of discrimination. It involves any unwanted physical or verbal behaviour that offends or humiliates you. Generally, harassment is a behaviour that persists over time. Serious one-time incidents can also sometimes be considered harassment."
From the Canadian Human Rights Commission
Some forms of harassment are considered crimes under the Criminal Code of Canada. They are spread out in different sections of the Criminal Code and include:
Content warning: The following case study deals with issues such as bullying, self harm and suicide.
Amanda Todd, posted the video below to YouTube to describe her experience as a victim of bullying. About one month later she took her own life at the age of fifteen.