Cyber Bullying

What is QLD doing on this front?

The system is lagging behind on dealing with this severe matter. Young people are being subjected to bullying every day and cannot escape from it. Measures need to be taken to better educate young people about the psychological impact of their actions, the consequences of bullying, as well as the introduction of stringent penalties for the lowlifes who do this to other human beings. It’s sad, immature and just simply inhumane.

I myself have been the subject of cyber bullying and no one is immune from it. Luckily I’m a confident person who is able to deflect such actions. My concern is for other young people who may not be so confident in themselves, or may just be having a bad week. What are we doing to protect these people and to change the behaviour of people online?

We need to create a greater awareness of the impacts of these incidents and find a way to increase individual’s accountability for their actions through social media and other avenues online.

Furthermore, I’ve had a general policy on this issue since the 26th of June, 2010. See –

What are your thoughts on the issue?

How severe do you think the problem is?

What can be done about it?

Do you sites, such as Facebook, offer sufficient tools to deter this behaviour?

What sort of penalties should be put in place for offenders? (Lawyers, Law Students – would love your input on this one)

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