08/16/2013 02:06 EDT | Updated 10/16/2013 05:12 EDT

Nova Scotia announces system to allow victims to report bullying anonymously

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government says victims or witnesses of bullying will soon be able to report problems online without fear of being identified.

Education Minister Ramona Jennex says the new system, to be launched late next month, will allow instances of bullying to be reported anonymously.

She says young people will be able to fill out an online form and send the information to their school principal at the click of a button.

The form will be available on school board websites and on the province's anti-bullying website.