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The U.K.’s keenness to identify and prosecute online trolls and bullies is well-documented, but a Freedom of Information request by Sky News has given us some numbers. The channel found that British police deal with around 20 “social media abuse” cases a day. In the last 3 years, there have been 20,000 investigations involving adults and almost 2,000 targeting children – although, since around a third of police forces did not give up their data, the number must be higher. Over 1,200 children have been “charged with a criminal offence or given a caution, warning or fine,” including four 10-year-olds and one 9-year-old. All this points to both a serious bullying problem and increasing watchfulness over what happens online.

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  1. GK ANANTHRAM Friday, May 30, 2014

    SocialMedia Bullying is an up surging plague spreading viral across the world ! Each country need consolidating their efforts and strength to route out the menace relentlessly : setting aside so called monomer “” Freedom of speech “”for casting others !

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