Calls for ‘Dolly’s Law’ online AVO to combat cyber bullies

The principal lawyer for Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia Jimmy Singh said cyber bullying wasn’t always taken as seriously by Police, even though existing AVO laws allowed courts to ban offenders from contacting their victims on social media.

“If a young person goes into a police station and reports they are being harassed online, it should be treated as seriously as if they are reporting any other kind of harassment,” Mr Singh said.

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