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Cyber Bullying

People make comments on social media they might not say to someone's face. Despite the 'sticks and stones' adage, online comments can be very damaging.

Cyberbullying can take many forms - abusive emails, impersonating others online, and sending photos that might cause embarrassment to someone. In some cases, cyberbullying can be a criminal act.

If someone is bullying or harassing you online, we want to know about it. Please keep a record of threatening messages and contact your local police

https://www.facebook.com/nswpoliceforce
 
Cyber Bullying

What is cyber bullying?

People make comments on social media that they may not say to someone face to face. These comments on social media can be just as damaging as any other form of bullying.

Cyber-bullying can be hurtful and in some circumstances it can also be a criminal act.

Cyber-bullying can take many forms

Abusive texts, on-line posts and emails
Imitating others on line using fake profile and other methods
Spreading rumours and telling lies on-line
Making hurtful comments
Making threats or comments designed to intimidate on-line
Repeated unwanted messages being sent to you
People using your account to send fake posts
People sending photos or videos of you to others to embarrass or humiliate you
Excluding others on-line


What action can you take?

Block the person who is doing the bullying
Keep a record of threatening or intimidating messages
Contact police about any threatening or intimidating messages
Report the person to the social media platform
Don’t reply to bullies – that’s what they want
Check your privacy settings
Talk to someone you trust about the situation



What can police do?

If someone is threatening bullying or harassing you on-line, police want to know about it. You don’t have to put up with it and police can take action.

On-line bullies think they can be anonymous but police can track them down. That’s why it is important to inform police about what’s happening.

While there is no specific legislation in Australia that is specifically for cyber-bullying, there are existing laws police can use to arrest and charge perpetrators.

What laws can help police punish cyber-bullies?

There is no specific offence for Cyber Bullying in NSW, however the person may commit offences under the Commonwealth Criminal Code, 1955. Division 474, subdivision C. Telecommunications Offences.

Useful links:

The Australian Media and Communications Authority has an excellent website called cybersmart which carries advice for children, parents and schools. http://www.cybersmart.gov.au

The NSW Department of Education also offers useful advice.


https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/student_serv/discipline/bullying/cyberbully.pdf

http://bullyingnoway.gov.au/

http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/community_issues/internet_safety/cyber_bullying
 
Cyber Bullying

People make comments on social media they might not say to someone's face. Despite the 'sticks and stones' adage, online comments can be very damaging.

Cyberbullying can take many forms - abusive emails, impersonating others online, and sending photos that might cause embarrassment to someone. In some cases, cyberbullying can be a criminal act.

If someone is bullying or harassing you online, we want to know about it. Please keep a record of threatening messages and contact your local police

https://www.facebook.com/nswpoliceforce



Indeed True!
They should stop this, for it wouldn't give any benefits to people


By the way, Sophia, new member in this forum.:-D
 
today we need to add Stay Off the Politivent Forums.

Sigh.
 

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