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The Harper Government recognizes that bullying and cyberbullying are serious concerns for Canadian families and communities. As part of Bullying Awareness Week, November 17-23, the Harper Government is reaffirming its commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable citizens.

While bullying is not new, bullying carried out by electronic means is a relatively recent phenomenon. As with bullying more generally, young people are the most common targets of this type of behaviour. Bullying and cyberbullying have a devastating impact on their victims. Once the bullying conduct is in cyberspace, it is often permanently available over the Internet, where it can spread quickly and uncontrollably. This may compound feelings of fear, humiliation, social isolation and other negative effects on victims.

Protecting our Youth

The Harper Government has undertaken a number of education, awareness and prevention activities to address the problems of bullying and cyberbullying.

Education and Awareness


Bullying and the Criminal Code

The Harper Government is protecting our young people. We will continue to build on these efforts, working with partners in the public and private sectors to address the problems of cyberbullying and bullying.  

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