Cyber-bullying could be felony offence

Lower House justice committee seeking to toughen bill

(ANSA) - Rome, March 23 - Democratic Party (PD) lawmakers on the Lower House justice committee on Wednesday filed an amendment to a cyber-bullying bill that would make the practice into a felony offence punishable with up to five years in prison if the offender is of age. If the offender is a minor, his or her smartphone would get seized. A Senate version of the bill focuses on prevention while the House justice committee is seeking to add penal aspects.
   

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