Dealing with Cyberbullying

“An intimate text is posted on Facebook for all her friends to see.”  cyberbullying

 “A picture of his tipsy girlfriend circulates on Twitter without her even knowing.”


These are real examples of cyberbullying and chances are you know someone who has been affected by it. is a new initiative launched by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc., an organization dedicated to the personal safety of Canadian children and youth.  The site offers information and help resources for young people who have been impacted by a sexual picture, text or video being circulated among their peers via social networks. offers real solutions for youth dealing with cyberbullying including information on who to contact to request a picture or video to be removed, guidance on how to report an incident and useful tips on how to recognize signs of bullying and taking steps to prevent this type of harassment. 


Using videos, plain language discussion and reflecting the sensitive nature of cyberbullying, is a great go-to site for youth as well as teachers poised to start a discussion on this topic with their students. 


For more information on this subject check out our Common Question – What can you do about cyberbullying? – on Clicklaw.

Helpful Resources for Navigating the New BC Family Law Act

Confused about the new BC Family Law Act?  The new BC Family Law Act is in force as of today (March 18, 2013), and the Legal Services Society has published three very helpful new resources that explain the many changes. We’ve combined these resources in  a new common question:

I want to learn more about the new BC Family Law Act

Here is what you can expect to find in the new LSS publications:

  • The Guide to the New BC Family Law Act includes information about language changes, making agreements to stay out of court, parenting arrangements, child and spousal support, dividing property and debt, family law protection orders, and moving with children.
  • The FAQ pamphlet, presented in a Q & A format, addresses how the new law affects family matters, touching on issues pertaining to children, property and debt, and support payments.  In also highlights some of the changes to legal terminology.
  •  The Quick Reference Tool is a set of easy-to-understand visual cue cards that set out to explain the basics of the new family law and direct users to necessary next steps and resources.