AS THE Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) makes recommendations for the Parliament to include provisions in the Offences Against the Person Act to criminalise cyberbullying, one lawmaker is resisting the proposal saying “we have to be careful we don’t use laws to develop a society of sissies”. Delroy Chuck, member of a joint select committee reviewing the Sexual Offences Act, told his colleagues on Wednesday that ragging and name calling in school occur as part of the growing-up process. He said using words by themselves ought not be considered a criminal assault generally, and, therefore, to make cyberbullying an offence could amount to overtaking the common law.

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