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Cyberbullying Law Promotes Mediation

New Cyberbullying law in Victoria, Australia aims to increase mediation

More than 600 people have this year sought orders at the Children’s Court against children including cyber bullies, stalkers and school-yard thugs.

Almost 300 orders were granted in the first 10 months of this financial year, already more than for the previous financial year.

The Victorian Government has moved to introduce new anti-bullying laws to Parliament this week after the huge growth.

The laws will try to provide a greater focus on mediation to cut the number of intervention orders.

…A leading cyber-bullying expert has warned the Government’s new laws must be backed up with proper cyber-bullying training for mediators.

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Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor at Lipscomb University, researcher, mediator, and trainer. He is also involved in crisis and hostage negotiation as well as a law enforcement detective. His research includes law enforcement crisis and hostage negotiation in terrorist incidents. He received his doctorate from Griffith University Law School… MORE >

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