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Trolls who encourage self-harm to face prison following campaign by tragic Molly Russell’s family 


Online trolls who encourage self-harm to face prison following campaign by tragic Molly Russell’s family

  • Online Safety Bill changes will see encouraging self-harm a criminal offence 
  • Encouraging suicide online is illegal, but encouraging self-harm currently is not 
  • The change follows a campaign by the family of Molly Russell, who died in 2017
  • The Molly Rose Foundation aims to prevent suicide, targeted at under 25s

The encouragement of self-harm is to be made a criminal offence following a campaign by the heartbroken family of Molly Russell.

The move will require social media companies to remove any online content that tries to provoke people to hurt themselves, and any person found to have inspired self-harm in online messages or videos will…



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