Because online bullying has become so serious, with both teachers and students being harassed and threatened, representatives at a meeting for the national teachers' organization have unanimously voted in favor of urging the federal government to make cyberbullying a criminal offense says CBC News. Emily Noble, president of the Canadian Teachers' Federation had this to say about the issue:
"The internet is the new playground. So let's get some ground rules in terms of how we treat each other," Noble said. "Teachers would like to know that they've got some backup, and they've got some support from parents, the community and decision-makers."
Just a thought, but maybe the Brits should follow Canada's lead and consider implementing harsher penalties for cyberbullying as well? I mean it is the British youngsters who are actually pretending to be online predators themselves!