MKs call for educational efforts to fight the phenomenon of online bullying and violence

In response to the suicide of Ariel Ronis, the manager at the Interior Ministry’s Population Immigration and Border Crossing Authority who was named in a Facebook post claiming racist treatment towards black Israelis at his branch, Knesset members are speaking out against online bullying, violence, and shaming.

Zionist Union MK Revital Swid said on Monday "I will fight the phenomenon of bullying and violence in the virtual sphere and on social networks. This struggle is over the character of our society and the future generation."

Swid, who proposed an amendment to the 1965 Defamation (Prohibition) Law to include the internet within its scope immediately upon being sworn into Knesset, has also established a caucus to deal with online bullying and violence.


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