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China Mulls Juvenile Protection Against Online Bullying

Chinese authorities have published a draft regulation protecting minors’ rights in cyberspace that includes remedies for online bullying. This draft has been published on Friday 06 January 2017 by the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council (LAOSC) states that no organisation or individual is allowed to threat, insult or hurt minors online with words, pictures or video, according to the People’s Daily reported.

China Mulls Juvenile Protection Against Online Bullying

It has further said that, Guardians and schools with victims of online bullying should report to the police or relevant authorities if necessary. The draft also banned abuse or coercion measures in the prevention or intervention of juvenile internet addiction.
Moreover, the draft intensified protection of minors’ online privacy. Websites that collect or use a minor’s personal information without proper notice and consent will be fined or, in serious cases, ordered to close. The public is invited to give comments on the draft through the LAOSC website before February 6. As per online survey, China has about more than 160 million internet users under the age of 19, about 22% of the country’s total online population, the LAOSC said. Image Source | Source | Via