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The Legal Fight Against Cyber-Bullying

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In last week’s Law Journal, our firm contributed an article defining the new law on cyber-harassment. In this edition, let’s discuss another escalating problem that is similar to cyber-harassment—cyber-bullying.

Cyber-bullying is defined as communications or postings by minor(s) on social or digital media or using cyber-technology to threaten, hurt, embarrass, intimidate or target another minor. Bullies use a variety of electronic devices to bully minors such as cell phones, email, text messages, social networking sites or websites. Bullying involves an imbalance of power and/or strength.

Victims of cyber-bullying can be bullied online at any time, day or night. Internet postings can be viewed by a vast audience and may be difficult to remove. (See https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/index.html.) The effects of being cyber-bullied could include depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, isolation, suicidal thoughts or suicide. (See https://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/cyberbullying.html.)

The New Jersey

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The Legal Fight Against Cyber-Bullying | New Jersey Law Journal

child laptop cell phone Bigstock

In last week’s Law Journal, our firm contributed an article defining the new law on cyber-harassment. In this edition, let’s discuss another escalating problem that is similar to cyber-harassment—cyber-bullying.

Cyber-bullying is defined as communications or postings by minor(s) on social or digital media or using cyber-technology to threaten, hurt, embarrass, intimidate or target another minor. Bullies use a variety of electronic devices to bully minors such as cell phones, email, text messages, social networking sites or websites. Bullying involves an imbalance of power and/or strength.

Victims of cyber-bullying can be bullied online at any time, day or night. Internet postings can be viewed by a vast audience and may be difficult to remove. (See https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/index.html.) The effects of being cyber-bullied could include depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, isolation, suicidal thoughts or suicide. (See https://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/cyberbullying.html.)

The New Jersey

Read more at: https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/sites/njlawjournal/2018/02/19/the-legal-fight-against-cyber-bullying/

LETTER: Cyber bullying a problem behind keyboard

Cyber bullying … social media mobs, people hiding behind keyboards saying slanderous, mean and cruel things about people that many times they do not even know … thinking that no one will know who they are and that no one will hold them accountable … that’s what makes them so brave.

They seem to forget or do not care that they are saying hurtful and slanderous things against actual people, effecting their lives and their livelihood.

There are laws against these things, most victims just want it to go away so stay silent — like most victims of crimes do — so the bullies go on to their next victims.

People who have been victims of this, who are brave enough to stand up and hold the “mobbing” are rare but thankfully there are some, perhaps once some are held to the standard of the law, this behavior

Read more at: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/opinion/20180218/letter-cyber-bullying-problem-behind-keyboard

We must ban mobiles from school playgrounds to stop cyber bullying

I taught at Ulladulla High School for 27 years and I am well aware of the prevalence of bullying within the school playground. Fortunately, during my tenure in the classroom students had little to no access to mobile devices. Online platforms had not yet become such an integrated part of society. While bullying still mainly occurs in the playground, studies point to an alarming increase in the use of social media platforms as a driver for bullying.

The Carly Ryan Foundation, set up in memory of an Adelaide teenager killed in 2007 by a paedophile she had met online, has called for laws to ban cyber bullies from social media and place them under apprehended violence orders. If adopted, these commonsense suggestions would allow the authorities to immediately act against bullies and provide relief to their victims.

Social media easy path for cyber-bullying

The briefing was delivered by Siti Nurjauinah binti Haji Kula, Nor’adliatul Hidayah binti Haji Mohd Zaidi and Pengiran Hajah Nor’ Azmeena binti Pengiran Haji Mohiddin of the Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers.

Nur’adliatul in her briefing highlighted on several well-known social media used for cybercrime including WeChat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Tumblr, WhatsApp and Telegram.

She explained that those social media platforms can provide the opportunity and easy path for cyber-bullying including online fraud and extortion.

She stressed that individuals who share their personal information on social networks should be aware of the danger of sharing doing so as others or strangers can easily take advantage of what they are sharing.

The briefing aimed to provide awareness and knowledge on matters related with cybercrimes increasingly widespread among teenagers and help the teenagers to be more cautions on sharing information while communicating with others through social media.

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Social media easy path for cyber-bullying

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AS PART of their final project, four final year students of Academy of Brunei Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam organised a briefing on ‘Cybercrime and the Risks and Dangers of Social Media’ for Year 7 students of Rimba II Secondary School yesterday,

The briefing was delivered by Siti Nurjauinah binti Haji Kula, Nor’adliatul Hidayah binti Haji Mohd Zaidi and Pengiran Hajah Nor’ Azmeena binti Pengiran Haji Mohiddin of the Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers.

Nur’adliatul in her briefing highlighted on several well-known social media used for cybercrime including WeChat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Tumblr, WhatsApp and Telegram.

Representatives of the Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers delivering a briefing on ‘Cybercrime and the Risks and Dangers of Social Media’ to Year 7 students of Rimba II Secondary School. – BAHYIAH BAKIR

She explained that those

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Redbridge theatre company tackle cyber bullying in debut performance

PUBLISHED: 15:15 15 February 2018

Out of My Comfort Zone by Redbridge Musical Theatre Company. Photo: Redbridge Musical Theatre Company

Out of My Comfort Zone by Redbridge Musical Theatre Company. Photo: Redbridge Musical Theatre Company

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The Redbridge Musical Theatre Company, set up in October last year, performing broadway musical Out of My Comfort Zone on March 1-3.

The play follows the quest of nine teenagers in

Read more at: http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/redbridge-theatre-company-tackle-cyber-bullying-in-debut-performance-1-5396400

South Islanders over-represented as almost 200 cyber bullying cases end up in court

A new cyber-bullying law has resulted in 176 cases being taken to court since 2015. (File photo)

A new cyber-bullying law has resulted in 176 cases being taken to court since 2015. (File photo)

Less than a quarter of all New Zealanders live in the South Island, yet almost half of all cyber-bullying court cases in this country come from the mainland.

Police have taken 176 cases under the Harmful Digital Communications Act since it came into effect in 2015, according to figures released under the Official Information Act. 

Those 176 are the worst-of-the-worst. Lower level cases are dealt with in mediation and do not register on police figures.

Ministry of Justice data shows that if police take a case to court they usually get a guilty plea.

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Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/101356403/south-islanders-overrepresented-as-almost-200-cyber-bullying-cases-end-up-in-court

LCA warns on consequences of proposed cyber bullying offence

LCA president-elect Arthur Moses SC spoke last Friday at the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s hearing on the adequacy of existing offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory criminal laws to capture cyber bullying.

In his opening statement to the committee, Mr Moses remarked on the tragedy of recent teenage deaths due to cyber bullying, such as the suicide of 14-year-old Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett.

He welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the inquiry as the committee looks for better ways to prevent cyber bullying, but noted that criminal penalties are just one way of addressing the problem.

“Ensuring that the criminal justice system includes adequate offences to combat cyber bullying is one important tool for society,” Mr Moses said.

“There are also other equally important tools, including education, victim support, early intervention and prevention, including civil avenues.”

On the proposed introduction of a new federal offence for the broadcasting of

Read more at: https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/wig-chamber/22731-lca-warns-on-consequences-of-proposed-cyber-bullying-offence

Tigers work with Aggregate Industry to fight cyber-bullying

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