Government targets sexting and cyberbullying

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A supervision beginning directed during creation a internet safer for immature people will aim sexting and cyberbullying, as good as online harassment, abuse and rape threats done opposite women.

Ministers will accommodate with vast record companies, charities, academics and mental health professionals to brand risks and rise an internet reserve strategy.

The work is being led by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley.

And a Green Paper is due in a summer.


“The internet has supposing immature people with extraordinary opportunities though has also introduced a horde of new dangers that children and relatives have never faced before,” pronounced Ms Bradley.

“It is increasingly transparent that some behaviours that are unsuitable offline are being tolerated or even speedy online – infrequently with harmful consequences.

“We are dynamic to make Britain a safest place in a universe to be online.”

In Oct 2016, a Crown Prosecution Service warned internet trolls who combined derogative hashtags or doctored images to disparage people could face charge in England and Wales.

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