Rights and Responsibilities
while on the internet
Age of Crinimal Resoinsibility
If you are over the age of 10 then you are old enought to be held account for your owm actions, in the eyes of the law. This means you can be arested and sent to a young offenders institute, if what you have done is bad enough. If you are bellow he age of ten the blame will be put on your parents as most young children are not crinimals by nature and have not been taught right and wrongs.
Age of Consent
If you are under the age of 16 you are not able to consent to any sexual activity. If someone has a sexual relation ship with someone who you know is under 16 then you can be put on the peodaphille register. If you are aslo under 16 you can still be put on the sex offenders list and have a crinimal reccord. If someone is acting in a sexual way to someone under 13 then there is no defence in court and you are likely o go to prison for many years. If an adult is making contact with an underage child they are breaking the law, the sexual offence act of 2003.
If someone is Harassing you on the web they act be charged by police. If someone repeatedly harasses you and they are over the age of ten then they are breaking the law and can be charged. The same applies for cyber bulling as it is covered in the malicious communications act. If you are being cyber bullied tell some one.