Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Community Safety VIDEO CyberBullying Revenge Porn New Zealand (NZ) LAWS “HARMFUL COMMUNICATIONS” VIDEO Start 26 Min 45 sec "Racism, Revenge Porn and Nauru" QandA ABCTV Aug 22nd 2016


Very good question by Sarah Carter
I thought #corinnegrant's comments about NZ Law and intention being a high threshold to be very insightful.

Australian Law states "knowingly or recklessly use a telecommunications service"
while I think our law should also state the same in relation to a carriage service rather than
 “use a carriage service..."

To me the issue is people being "reckless" 
and later (perhaps falsely) claiming they "didn't mean any harm. Didn't know it was wrong" 

Which raises the question "What did you intend?" 
And if you really didn't know what you were doing, that's reckless

Pete Dowe

Cyberbullying Law

 "Under Australian Commonwealth law it is an offence to “use a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence, or for the purposes of a threat”. It is also an offence to “knowingly or recklessly use a telecommunications service in such a way as would be regarded by reasonable persons being, in all the circumstances, offensive”

Maximum Penalty 3 years Imprisonment

"A #victoriapolice spokesman said a person found guilty of revenge-porn type posts faced up to
10 years in jail." 

Sydney Morning Herald 
April 19th 2016

What does cyberbullying look like?

·         Being sent mean or hurtful text messages from someone you know or even someone you don’t know
·         Getting nasty, threatening or hurtful messages through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, or through sites where people can ask / answer questions like Formspring or Internet forums
·         People sending photos and videos of you to others to try and embarrass or hurt you
·         People spreading rumours about you via emails or social networking sites or text messages
·         People trying to stop you from communicating with others
·         People stealing your passwords or getting into your accounts and changing the information there
·         People setting up fake profiles pretending to be you, or posting messages or status updates from your accounts

Australian Human Rights Commission and Reach Out 2011

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