Think its funny to bully someone on Facebook? Think its just some harmless fun? Well better think twice before doing it again. According to recent reports, police are now going to start use Facebook as a way to catch cyber bullies once and for all.
Reports go on to show that these cyber bullies will no longer go unpunished. The Thames Valley Police will not go into Facebook alone. Apparently they will also be joined by teenage volunteers that will help them track down cyber bullies.
This scheme, which will first be launched in Reading, will be the first of its kind. Apparently officers will start off by sending offenders messages from the police. They will warn the bullies that if they continue, there is a possibility that they will be prosecuted. On top of that, the police will inform the child’s parents of the actions that they have been taking on Facebook and the consequences it could lead to.
Dave Thomas of the Thames Valley Police said that, by sending a police warning on Facebook, students will be made aware of the fact that they could be persecuted for their actions. The aim of the police is to attack this problem now and prevent it from becoming too serious. Overall, the goal is to let people know how serious of a matter this is. The police would like to keep young people out of the justice system as much as possible.
Of course, if this trail is successful it will not just stay in Reading. If it proves to be affective then it will be moved to other areas as well.Author's Google+ page