Two Year Jail Term Planned for Convicted Cyber Bullies

By Gary Cutlack on at

The government is looking at ways to throw heavier books at those convicted of internet bullying and "troll" behaviour, with one option seeing online and SMS abusers facing a maximum two-years in jail. Where the mobile phones are very small and not very much fun.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is apparently in agreement with MPs who suggest the current form of the Criminal Justice Bill isn't harsh enough on internet idiots, saying of a change propose by MP Angie Bray: "Part of the purpose of this Bill is to toughen up some of the penalties that offenders face when they break the law -- and this particular amendment that Angie has proposed will help achieve that."

Changes to the Criminal Justice Bill are scheduled to be debated by Parliament later this week. [Standard via The Register]