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Review of Rehtaeh Parson’s case could lead to new anti-bullying guidelines

Penny Milton and Debra Pepler

"We're really hoping to move forward and look at how we could prevent something like this from ever happening again."
Dr. Debra Pepler

Dr. Debra Pepler and Penny Milton, former CEO of the Canadian Education Association, who were appointed by the Nova Scotia government to look in to the Parsons case, presented their interim report on Monday on the scope of their review, laying out 10 questions they want to answer on anti-bullying programs.

The report will focus on whether existing policies, procedures and training on cyberbullying in Halifax schools are adequate and will also examine the support services provided by schools, the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, the Capital District Health Authority and the police for people who are bullied.

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Read the interim report: External Review of the Halifax Regional School Board’s Support of Rehtaeh Parsons

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