Australian government won't accept grieving family's anti-bullying petition — because it's online
March 5, 2016 - Uncategorized
The family of a 14-year-old Australian girl who died by suicide after being cyberbullied is facing a second, bureaucratic, nightmare.
Local news channel 9NEWS reported Saturday that Melinda and David Graham, who have gathered more than 25,000 signatures supporting stronger anti-bullying legislation since their daughter, Jessica Tolhurst, died in December, have been told their petition is no good — all because it’s online.
The petition calls to criminalize bullying and cyber-bullying, including bullying that results “in psychological harm” or incites “suicide and self-harm.” Read more…