Why Australians continue to normalise ‘bad behavior’ online
E-safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant joined Deborah Knight to talk about the new online Safety Act helping cyberbullying victims for Australians.
During the lockdown, people found themselves in a lot of doubt and uncertainty with online abuse and it was expected to slow down post-lockdown. However, that hasn’t been the case.
Julie Inman revealed to Deborah data that shows “bad behaviour” has become normalised online.
“1 in 6 people openly admitted that they were behaving badly online,” she said.
“To actually cause them harm, that’s what’s concerning to me”.
Targeted victims of online abuse are not only taking a painful emotional hit – but are also losing their jobs, homes and lives.
“It absolutely breaks people”.
The new Online Safety Act in place for over a year has developed a groundbreaking Adult Cyber Abuse Program for Australians aged 18 and above.
“We’ve resolved about 90% of some of these claims, just cooperatively and informally with the platforms”.