The first national Bullying, Young People and the Law Symposium (18-19 July 2013) has recommended the nation adopt a four-tier approach to addressing bullying, including cyber bullying.
The symposium, attended by preeminent legal, law enforcement and educational experts from throughout Australia and New Zealand, recommended that the approach involve:
b) Appropriate responses by organisations to incidences of bullying and cyber bullying
c) The establishment of a national digital communication tribunal, and
d) An appropriate legal framework to address bullying and cyber bullying
The symposium recommended:
i. the voices of children and human rights
ii. summary offences that do not require proof of specific intent to cause harm
iii. appropriate penalties that in the case of children do not include incarceration
The symposium was a joint initiative between The Alannah and Madeline Foundation's National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB), the Australian Federal Police and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, part of the Victoria University.
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