Shatter asks Law Reform Commission to examine bullying laws07/11/2012 - 18:06:47
The Justice Minister is encouraging anyone who has being bullied to report it to the gardaí.
Alan Shatter says our current laws can be used to address the problem even if the bullying is being carried out online.
Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Minister Shatter said that bullying is a form of harassment and falls within the provisions of the Non-fatal Offences against the Person Act 1997.
He said however, that he has been made aware of difficulties in bringing successful prosecutions and therefore he has asked the Law Reform Commission to examine the law as it currently stands and to make recommendations.
The issue of cyber bullying has been in the public spotlight in recent weeks, after two Irish teenage girls took their own lives, after they were allegedly bullied online.
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