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Cyber bullies could be slapped with intervention orders for a one-off offence under new Victorian laws to tackle rising incidents of schoolyard intimidation.
The government will introduce legislation in state parliament this week to better deal with bullies and cyber thugs.
The legislation will expand the grounds on which a person can apply for an intervention order, with a focus on mediation to keep minor cases out of the courts.
Originally posted by FinalSonicX
reply to post by DrumsRfun
How does one define a cyber bully? And what ramifications does making it illegal have on the notion of freedom of speech?
If we make cyber bullying illegal, then we no longer have the freedom to say what we want or express ourselves in any way we please. If anyone is bothered by the craigslist rants about gays, then the best thing they can do is NOT read them, and just forget about him.
The best way to deal with "cyber bullying" is to forget about it and just live life like we have been living it perfectly fine without government intervention. To invite the government onto our online interactions playing the schoolyard teacher is just asking for censorship and a big-brother atmosphere.
These guys feed off of your attention. Forget about them and avoid them, they cannot harm you on the internet.