03/22/2012 04:35 EDT | Updated 05/21/2012 05:12 EDT

Nova Scotia task force on teen cyberbullying to release final report

HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia task force on cyberbullying is set to release its final report today.

The five-member panel headed by Dalhousie University law professor Wayne MacKay has spent the last 10 months looking into the issue.

The panel was constituted to look into the extent of cyberbullying and is expected to make a number of recommendations including whether school policies need to be strengthened.

Education Minister Ramona Jennex announced the task force last May in response to two cases in which grieving parents blamed online bullying for their children's suicides.

Teachers, police, parents and mental health professionals participated in the study group.

The panel also conducted a series of focus groups to seek input from young people.