Cyberbullying and the law in Australia: key legislation and cases

By MARK PEARSON

If you are looking for an excellent summary of the main laws controlling cyberbullying in Australia you need look no further than here:

Where does Cyber-bullying fit in the Current Australian Criminal Framework?.

It covers key Commonwealth and State laws including misuse of telecommunications services, stalking and harassment, and criminal defamation.

See also these previous posts on journlaw.com:

…  from my public lecture ‘Social Media – Risks and Rewards’] We hear a great deal about the downside of social media …  in schools. There have been well publicised examples of cyberbullying, defamation of teachers and principals, stalking of children by …
…  sad news of the death of television personality Charlotte Dawson over the weekend,  I repost this commentary I wrote for The …  in the near tragic saga of TV personality Charlotte Dawson and Twitter. [2014 note: clearly, it is now tragic] Andthose lessons must …
…  from my public lecture ‘Social Media – Risks and Rewards’] Administrators andparents are indeed concerned about social media – partly because the …  committed to it, one might be excused for believing cyberbullying had driven young people to the depths of depression and anxiety …
…  MARK PEARSON Follow @Journlaw [Professor of Journalism and Social Media, Griffith University, Australia] Public lecture presented …  in schools. There have been well publicised examples of cyberbullying, defamation of teachers and principals, stalking of children by …
…  issue of discriminatory abuse in my new book  – Blogging and Tweeting Without Getting Sued: A global guide to the law for anyone writing …  to their type, scale, andjurisdiction. They include: cyberbullying, cyberstalking, online trolling, malicious online content, using …

 

For information about cyberbullying go to cybersmart.gov.au or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

© Mark Pearson 2012 and 2014

Disclaimer: While I write about media law and ethics, nothing here should be construed as legal advice. I am an academic, not a lawyer. My only advice is that you consult a lawyer before taking any legal risks.

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