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Tasmanian Cops Decline To "Censor Internet" 116

aesoteric writes "Tasmania's police force has taken the unusual step of asking the public to stop alerting it to every 'abusive or harassing' comment posted to Facebook or other social media sites. The force said it was 'increasingly receiving complaints' about material posted to the sites, but sought to clarify that 'the use of technology to undertake some conduct does not in itself create an offense.'"
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Tasmanian Cops Decline To "Censor Internet"

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 16, 2012 @05:24AM (#40661207)

    As the parent of a young child in Australia, I am facing a similar challenge when my son plays soccer for his school.

    A few of the Catholic schools play very rough (swinging shoulder/elbow to the head, headlocks, punching and kicking other players - sometimes when they don't even have the ball, etc). I've taken a different course of action to "informing the police".

    I notified the respective school principal in writing of "duty of care" and "contributory negligence" - which basically means "if anything happens, you're toast and I will sue your ass personally for every cent possible".

    Whilst I don't support frivolous law suits, I detest coaches and parents who happily stand by and let other people's young children be assaulted in the name of their child "winning at all costs" at a school sport.

    I agree with the cyber-bullying policy that's been established in Australia. Rather than pursuing the police, pursue those responsible/accountable for educating these children - and the principal of the school of the culprit is one of the best places to start.

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