While I respect the victim's decision to not press charges
it would appear that this woman's vigilantism committed the crime of cyber-bullying.
If we are to take the issue of cyber-bullying seriously
and to "encourage anyone in a similar situation to contact police and report the matter as opposed to turning to social media”
this woman ought be charged with the crime of cyber-bullying
Say something to who? Facebook? Other Social Media? Everyone you know and run into?
Say something to the authorities if you are genuinely concerned.
"Victoria Police spokeswoman Clair White said officers had spoken to the 36year-old woman, but no action would be taken as the dad did not want to pursue the matter."
"A leading Melbourne lawyer said the man could definitely take legal action against the mum and had a good case of winning a “very substantial sum of money”.
"He also said, in theory, the dad could also take action against every person who shared the photo on Facebook."
"The maligned dad was alerted by a friend to his image on Facebook and immediately went to the police to explain what happened."
- 19 May 2015
- Knox Leader