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E-bullying Written Answer, 12/06/12 [E/NI/S/W]

Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 12 June 2012 in response to Lord Storey's question asking Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking action to combat sexually explicit peer-to-peer e-bullying, and to educate young people about its dangers.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools, Lord Hill of Oareford, replied that through the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, the Government have been working with industry, academia, charities and parenting groups to develop consistent advice and information for children and parents to keep children safe from online risks, including sexually explicit bullying. This includes an awareness and understanding programme for children and parents. The Government are also pressing the industry at European level to implement clear and simple processes for monitoring and responding to reports of harmful content such as cyberbullying.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the House of Lords Hansard 13 June 2012 which is available from the UK Parliament website.

Further Information

House of Lords Hansard 13 June 2012