Second Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature
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THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AMENDMENT ACT (CYBER-BULLYING AND USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES)
(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
Clause 41(1)(b.2) is replaced with the following:
(b.2) establish a written policy respecting the appropriate use of the following at schools:
(i) the Internet,
(iii) cell phones, including cell phones equipped with digital cameras,
(iv) digital cameras,
Clause 47.1(2)(b) is amended
(a) in subclause (i), by striking out "bullying, or"; and
(b) by adding the following after subclause (i):
Clause 47.1(2)(d) is replaced with the following:
(d) a statement that pupils and staff must adhere to school policies respecting appropriate use of
(i) e-mail and the Internet, including policies that prohibit the accessing, uploading, downloading or distributing of material that the school has determined to be objectionable, and
The following is added after subsection 47.1(2):
For the purpose of subclause (2)(b)(i.1), "cyber-bullying" means using the Internet or other information or communication technologies, such as e-mail messages or text messages sent by cell phone or pager, to support deliberate, repeated and hostile behaviour by an individual or group that is intended to harm someone else.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.