Charity calls for social media “trolling” to be criminalised.
Cyber-safety organisation the Carly Ryan Foundation has urged the federal government to consider introducing the online equivalent of domestic violence orders, The Courier Mail reports.
The submission was written by the mother of Carly Ryan – who was slain by a paedophile more than a decade ago.
It also proposes that police be given the ability to enforce temporary social media bans on offenders, who could then be tried as juveniles in the event of a breach.
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“The problem is so many resources are used to mediate young people without formal consequences,” Ms Ryan told the Courier Mail.
“Something like this would put youth on notice and give them the opportunity to do the right thing.”
Ms Ryan has also called for compulsory education programs to ensure young people are reached “before it gets to that point”.
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