Rehtaeh Parsons’ father says he is glad charges have been laid after a 14-year-old boy posted a video of himself having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl online.

However, Glen Canning is questioning how the case was handled compared to his own daughter’s.

“In our daughter’s case, there was nothing like it, and it’s frustrating to see it in other cases,” Canning tells CTV News.

Rehtaeh’s family alleges she was raped by four boys in November 2011, when she was 15, and that one of the boys took a photo of the alleged incident and distributed it around her school.

They say Rehtaeh was subsequently bullied by her peers, which led her to commit suicide in April, at the age of 17.

Canning says he is frustrated over the lack of charges in his daughter’s case, but he’s glad to see charges laid in the latest incident.

Earlier this week, police charged a 14-year-old boy from the Preston area with possession of child pornography, making child pornography and making available child pornography.

Police say investigators became aware of the video, which shows the teens engaged in a consensual sexual act, on April 8.

Investigators determined the suspect used a cellphone to film the act, without the consent of the victim, at a party where alcohol was consumed.

Police say the suspect later posted the video on a social media site. It has been since taken down.

An expert on resilience in youth says the case shows laws are needed to deal with abuse on social media.

“We need a way of addressing this that doesn’t turn reckless acts by teenagers into categorizing this young man as a pedophile,” says Michael Ungar, co-director of the Dalhousie Resilience Research Centre.

Ungar has been studying how children cope under difficult circumstances for more than a decade.

“Kids don’t quite get that when they’re bragging about their sexual exploits online, the consequences are extremely severe,” he says.

Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landry has also spoken out about the case, saying he was saddened to hear of the allegations, but also pleased with the way Halifax police have handled it.

“I was saddened and taken aback by it, but on the other hand, I’m pleased that the police acted quickly,” says Landry.

Landry says he hopes the case will make teens more aware of the issues surrounding the posting and sharing of intimate images online. He also says it shows more work needs to be done to educate youth and adults and that a behavioral shift needs to take place.

The charges are a step in the right direction for Canning, who hopes the case may lead to changes so that others won’t have to go through the tragedy his family experienced.

“She was a wonderful person,” says Canning of his daughter. “I miss her like you couldn’t believe. I miss her so much.”

With files from CTV Atlantic's Felicia Yap