The Children’s eSafety Commissioner has announced that social media sites Facebook, Instagram and YouTube will have to remove serious cyberbullying material or be willing to face an $18,000 fine.
The sites will have within 48 hours of being notified to remove the bullying material or will face a hefty fine for failing to comply.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield also revealed that more than 600 child cyberbullying victims were referred to the Kids Helpline in July and August alone.
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“One in five kids in Australia in a year might be subject to cyberbullying of some sort so it’s good there’s a place where kids and family can go to when material on those sites needs to be taken down,” he said.