Internet trolls face prosecution under new guidelines
Inciting people to harass others online, known as virtual mobbing, is among the offences included in the guidance published on Monday.
It is hoped the updated information will help police to determine whether to press charges against someone for their behaviour on social media.
It comes after a major report this year found one in four teenagers suffered abuse online because of their gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or transgender identity.
Cases of sexting that involve underage children should not be pursued for prosecution if the images are shared consensually between... read more
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