Hot off the Press: Five translations of Is That Legal? What the Law Says about Online Harassment and Abuse

Is That Legal - Arabic

In 2017 in collaboration with West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF), we published the second English edition of Is That Legal? to help youth be safer online when they use social media. Now this popular booklet is also available in Arabic, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Punjabi, and Spanish.

Is That Legal? describes four online situations youth might find themselves in:

  • taking intimate images
  • sharing intimate images
  • cyberstalking
  • sexual exploitation

The brightly coloured booklet explains in plain language 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; and
  • 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 online and in print in the six languages.