Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 20 - Bill 154Skip to content
This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 154 and does not form part of the law. Bill 154 has been enacted as Chapter 20 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2020.
The Bill proclaims the third Friday of June in each year as Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day.
An Act to proclaim Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day
Assented to September 24, 2020
Cyberbullying consists of electronic communication that, directly or indirectly, causes or is likely to cause harm to another individual’s physical or mental health and wellbeing. It can include intimidation, threats and harassment and can have significant and lifelong negative effects on children and adults.
Ontario has seen an increase in cases of cyberbullying. Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day will increase awareness of the problem of cyberbullying and help lead to its prevention. It will help give children and adults the tools they need to protect themselves from cyberbullying by encouraging discussion in schools and workplaces.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day
1 The third Friday of June in each year is proclaimed as Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day.
2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3 The short title of this Act is the Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day Act, 2020.