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Intimidation: Internet

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will have discussions with colleagues in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to consider what steps can be taken to prevent use of the internet as a vehicle for bullying. (160224)

The Government are committed to finding further actions which can improve the situation. The Department has launched an awareness campaign and issued guidance to schools, and we are in dialogue with industry to find the best way forward. In relation to all matters concerning the internet, we work closely with colleagues in other Departments, including the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.