Ritchie seeks debate on cyber bullying

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has pushed the Government to hold a debate on cyber-bullying. Margaret RitchieSpeaking to Newry Times, she said, “Cyber-bullying is an unacceptable threat to the mental health of both children and adults online. “There should be no double-standards for online activity – behaviour that is wrong in person is wrong online, and should be covered by the law,” the local MP insisted. “Too often those who use the internet to harass, intimidate and slander their victims are able to use jurisdictional issues to evade responsibility for their actions. “The Government needs to work with its partners across the world to develop a coordinated, digitally-intelligent strategy to tackle cyber-bullying and ensure that anachronistic jurisdictional divides do not allow wrong-doers to evade justice.
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May June 2016 updatedRitchie added, “The Government must also continue to work with schools and welfare organisations to ensure that no victim of cyber-bullying is left without a support network.”
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