Is Cyberbullying A Crime?

The following is a list of offences under the Criminal Code that a person who engages in cyber bullying could be charged with. What charge(s) is laid depends on the conduct of the individual:

  • Counselling suicide
  • Criminal harassment
  • Defamatory Libel
  • Extortion
  • Identity Theft
  • Intimidation
  • Mischief in relation to data
  • Public incitement of hatred
  • Sharing intimate images without consent
  • Unauthorized use of computer
  • Uttering threats


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