Thousands sign Charlotte’s Law petition

OVER 20,000 people have already signed an online petition calling for the creation of ‘Charlotte’s Law’ against online bullying, following the death of Charlotte Dawson.

The Petition on change.org was launched by Dawson’s friend Em Mastronardi in memory of the TV personality who battled depression for years and was the victim of Twitter trolls.

The Charlotte’s Law – Tougher Cyber Bullying Legislation petition calls on the federal and state governments to take a tougher stance on cyber bullying and for greater accountability from social media companies.


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“We ask that the Australian Government and the state governments enforce the existing anti-bullying and harassment laws, and take action against those who violate them.

“We ask that Social Media companies take a more active role in the prevention of cyber bullying, and take more responsibility in monitoring posts of ‘hate’.

“We ask that together we unite to change the cyber bullying platform,” Mastronardi says on the website.

Dawson, 47, was found dead in her Woolloomooloo apartment in Sydney on Saturday morning.

You can find out more about the petition here.

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