Manitoba

Prime Minister Harper joins Manitoba MPs to discuss cyberbullying

Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined Manitoba MP's Shelly Glover, Joy Smith and Joyce Bateman in Winnipeg Oct. 10 for a discussion about national solutions to cyberbullying and the online sexual exploitation of children.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper spent time in Winnipeg discussing national solutions to cyberbullying

Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined Manitoba members of Parliament Shelly Glover, Joy Smith and Joyce Bateman in Winnipeg on Oct. 10 for a discussion about national solutions to cyberbullying and the online sexual exploitation of children.

Members of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (CCCP) weighed in on the conversation, which included discussion about the scope of the issues, barriers to solving them, global responses and effective practices in other countries.

The day of the meeting marked two years since 15-year-old Amanda Todd took her own life. The British Columbia teen died by suicide after she was bullied online and at school.
 
"Too many innocent young Canadians are victims of this kind of vicious and invasive crime," the prime minister said. 

"Today’s discussion focused on finding effective national solutions to both cyberbullying and the online sexual exploitation of Canadian kids and punishing the perpetrators of these despicable acts. Together, we all have a role to play to keep our children safe.” 

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month.