Right to be Scared…Asking parents not teach their kids the truth that the police will take them off to jail, say for internet insults

Posted: 25 May, 2015 in Internet, Police Censorship
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police jail So in a week where the police ARE threatening to jail innocent kids forsexting, they are asking parents not to teach their kids that the police will take them away if they are naughty.Many an exasperated parent has told their misbehaving child to be good or the police will put them in prison. But now one police force has issued a poster urging adults not to use this common threat. The poster from Durham Constabulary reads:

Parents. Please don’t tell your children that we will take them off to jail if they are bad. We want them to run to us if they are scared, not be scared of us. Thank You.

However the kids would be better advised to keep clear of the police lest they get locked up for sexting, bad taste jokes, or even just insulting posts on Twitter or Facebook.

For example jailing them for internet insults

25th May 2015. See  article from  dailymail.co.uk

jail The number of prosecutions of internet trolls has soared eightfold in the last 10 years, according to new figures. More than 1,200 people were found guilty of offences under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 last year compared with 143 in 2004.

The law states it is illegal to send by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other material that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character .

Statistics released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show that 1,501 defendants were prosecuted under the law last year – including 70 juveniles – while another 685 were cautioned.

Of those convicted, 155 were jailed – compared with just seven a decade before- and the average custodial sentence was 2.2 months.

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