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Australian government won't accept grieving family's anti-bullying petition — because it's online

March 5, 2016 - Uncategorized

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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.

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The petition calls to criminalize bullying and cyber-bullying, including bullying that results “in psychological harm” or incites “suicide and self-harm.” Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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