Nova Scotia uses cyberbullying law for first time

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, Last Updated: 5:20 PM ET

A judge slapped a Nova Scotia man with a prevention order Tuesday in the province's first use of its unique anti-cyberbullying laws.

Christopher George Prosper of Pictou Landing First Nation has been banned from having any contact with Andrea Paul or her family or making an bullying comments about her. He must also delete any posts he's made about her online.

Justice Heather Robertson said Prosper sent repeated messages to Paul and set up a Facebook page about her that contained "almost crazy accusations," the Chronicle-Herald reports.

This marks the first prevention order handed down under the Cyber-Safety Act, which allows cyberbullying victims to seek prevention orders, sue bullies and hold the parents of minors responsible for their children's bullying behaviour.

It was passed in the wake of Rehtaeh Parsons' death in April 2013.

The 17-year-old Cole Harbour girl was taken off life support after she hung herself.


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