The Canadian Teachers’ Federation wants the government to make cyber bullying a criminal offense, the Times and Transcript reports. "We believe that a school should be safe for teachers to teach and for children to learn," said Myles Ellis, director of economic and member services for the federation. The federation defines cyber bullying as "the use of information and communication technologies to bully, embarrass, threaten, or harass another. It also includes the use of these technologies to engage in conduct or behavior that is derogatory, defamatory, degrading, illegal, or abusive." The group’s president, Emily Noble, said cyber bullying affects relationships among children in the classroom, harming their schoolwork. Teachers who are harassed are under a great deal of stress, she added, and they use stress and sick days as a way to avoid coping with the problem…

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