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Adequacy of Existing Offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory laws to c

We have condensed the Senate committee report into the Adequacy of Existing Offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory laws to capture cyberbullying into an easy to read two-part blog This is Part One. Released in March 2018 was the Senate committee report into the Adequacy of Existing Offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory laws to capture cyberbullying. Given an initial two-month period to reach a conclusion, the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Reference Committee rapidly came to a realisation that the complexity of the issue necessitated more time and research, resulting in an extension to March 2018. I was asked to be a part o

States team up to share anti-bullying tips

Australia's education ministers have discussed how to tackle bullying and harassment in schools at a meeting in Adelaide. Cyberbullying reports are on the rise but so too is the number of people willing to call it out.The eSafety Commissioner has investigated more than 31,000 complaints of illegal and offensive online content over the last three years, new figures have revealed.Since last June there have been 264 complaints to the commissioner, a 28 per cent jump on the same period last year.The figures have been released as Australia's education ministers met in Adelaide on Friday to talk about a national approach to tackling harassment in schools.States and territories want to learn from e

Cairns teen charged for using Snapchat to repeatedly 'threaten' another girl

A 13-year-old far north Queensland girl has been charged with stalking and using a carriage service to threaten violence after allegedly using the Snapchat mobile app to cyberbully another teenager. The girl from the northern Cairns suburb of Kewarra Beach, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was accused of sending multiple video messages threatening physical harm against a 14-year-old girl between February 24 and March 8. Using a carriage service to threaten violence is a Commonwealth offence that carries a maximum penalty of three years' jail. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-05/cairns-girl-charged-for-using-snapchat-to-threaten-teen/9622698

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