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This course was originally created for the Vancouver Police Department and contains some VPD-specific information/policies.
The Internet has created a whole new world of social communications. While most interactions are positive, digital communication tools are increasingly used to antagonize and intimidate others. This is commonly known as cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying Awareness provides information on what cyberbullying is, how it is carried out, and the impact on victims. In addition to reviewing options for responding to a cyberbullying incident, this course also explores the ways that cyberbullying can be addressed under both civil and criminal law, including the proposed Bill C-13.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Develop an awareness of what cyberbullying is
- Develop an awareness of how cyberbullying works
- Develop an awareness of how the law currently addresses cyberbullying
- Develop an awareness of Vancouver Police response options to cyberbullying
This course was specifically designed for members of the Vancouver Police Department but may provide relevant information for frontline police officers in other jurisdictions.
Content for this course was provided by the Vancouver Police Department.
Content Provider: Vancouver Police Department
Length: 2 hours
Release Date: 2014-12-17