Hot Off the Press: Is That Legal? What the Law Says about Online Harassment and Abuse


Second edition produced in collaboration with West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF) to help youth become safer online when they use social media. Is That Legal? describes four online situations youth might find themselves in:

  • Taking intimate images
  • Sharing intimate images
  • Cyberstalking
  • Sexual exploitation

This new, brightly coloured booklet explains what the law says about each situation, including:

  • What consent means and the age of consent in Canada
  • What an intimate image is
  • When an action is sexual assault, criminal harassment, uttering threats and intimidation, extortion, or child pornography
  • What Internet luring and grooming is

It also says what you or someone you know can do in these situations, and where to get support services and legal help.

Is That Legal? is available in print and online.