A law which aims to stop cyber bullying by groups and individuals was introduced to Parliament today.
The bill is called the Harmful Communications Bill and is aimed directly at cyber bullies.
Justice Minister Judith Collins said said that cyber bullying can have a devastating impact to a person’s life. The Harmful Communications Bill in New Zealand will help protect potential victims and hold suspected groups and individuals responsible for their actions.
One of the key aspects of the bill is that it will be an offence to send messages and post material online with intent to cause harm to people.
People will be liable for 3 months imprisonment or a $2,000 fine.
The bill is only in its first stage of reading at this stage.
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