Express your views

THE Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights is inviting members of the public and key stakeholders to express their views through written submissions on the Online Safety Bill.

In a statement released by the committee calling for submissions on the Bill, the committee stated they had been tasked with scrutinising and making necessary amendments to the Bill.

The Online Safety Bill seeks to promote online safety to cater for the increase of reports on harmful behaviours.

According to the committee, these include cyberbullying, cyberstalking, internet trolling and exposure to offensive or harmful content, particularly in respect of children.

The Bill also seeks to increase education and awareness on responsible online behaviour and the use of personal information.

“It also provides an avenue whereby individuals, parents, legal guardians or representatives of such individuals can take to have their concerns dealt with.

“Furthermore it creates new offences to deter irresponsible and harmful online behaviour,” the statement by the committee said.

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