Did you know that a law was introduced in 2017 against cyberbullying? Law number 71 was the first law to make cyberbullying an offence Here are some of the most important points:

  1. This law has helped to raise awareness in adults and children about the harm cyberbullying can have on victims and gives a range of definitions of what constitutes cyberbullying.
  2.  This law allows a victim  over 14 yrs. in age to ask the internet or social media provider to remove or block abusive online material. Failure for those providers to do that, the law enables the victim to raise this through the appropriate authority for the protection of personal data, who will remove those contents within 48 hours. The authority for the Protection of personal data, is available from cyberbullismo@gpdp.it
  3. A school headmaster, who reports cyberbullying must immediately to inform the victims’ parents. School are required to have explicit sanctions, proportioned to the severity of the acts committed for offenders and support for victims.
  4. For cyberbullies between 14 and 18 years old, who accept that they have been bullying children, there are systems in place where parents of the bully are spoken to.

17 December 2019

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