I am being bullied online, what should I do?

If we are harassed or fill his mailbox tendentious messages, we act without delay to prevent things from getting worse.

My child is a victim of online bullying

ABOUT help a minor childwe contact 3018, a free, anonymous and confidential number, through its application or through the chat on the site (3018.fr). The specialists of the e-Enfance* association help there save evidence (screenshots of words, published photos, voice messages), to quickly remove page elements online (TikTok, etc.) and to file a complaint. whether persecutor is a child under the age of 10, will be punished with educational measures (curfew, prohibition to go to certain places). From the age of 10 to 12, in addition to these measures, there is also the risk of educational sanctions (judicial control, house arrest). From the age of 13 to 16, in addition to educational measures and sanctions, they can also be placed in a closed educational center or sentenced to prison**. From the age of 16, if the facts justify it, he is subject to the same penalties as an adult, namely up to 3 years. jail and a fine of 30,000 to 45,000 euros. As for parents, if they are never criminally responsible for their children, on the other hand, they are civilly required to repair the damage.

My ex posted my videos, intimate photos…

If you are a witness or a victim, report it immediately on the official portal of the Ministry of the Interior reserved for illegal content from the Internet (internet-signalement.gouv.fr/PharosS1) and file a complaint at the police station. Today, the phenomenon also has a name: we talk about it revenge porn (or revenge porn) to define the fact that a third party (often an ex) makes public images or comments of an erotic nature exchanged in a private setting, without the victim’s consent. Even if the person agrees to perform sexual imagesdistribute them without his consent is sentenced to 2 years in prison and a 60,000 euro fine.

An ad uses one of my photos without my consent, what should I do?

Use a photo collected from the Internet without permission of its author is illegal, because sites and networks are public spaces that fall under the attack of image rights. You can search from the site image removal, where the financial compensation for its use is negotiated. We are careful when we make an image online because we can end up infringing the right of the image and copyright, and risk a fine of up to €300,000 and 3 years imprisonment (Article L335-2 of the Intellectual Property Code). If the image shows “free of charge“, we still check in the terms of use if we can use it as we want.

Can you create a YouTube channel or a TikTok account for your child?

Even if we act out of pleasure, once we pass a certain threshold of diffusion (fixed by annual decree), with main subject a child under 16 years of age, the channel must be declared to the prefecture (decree of April 2022). If we decide to make it a professional activity, we must, in terms of children’s models, obtain the approval of the prefecture and place the income generated in an account in the name of the child at the Caisse des dépôts et Consignations, blocked until the majority of her. You should also know that the law provides a the right to be forgotten. In fact, from the age of 16, children can ask the platform to remove videos about them as soon as possible.

How can I stop spam from invading my email?

We arm ourselves with patience and report them with one click to Signal Spam (signal-spam.fr)an association approved by the government, which after analysis transfers to public bodies and internet providers so that they can control, block and punish malicious sites at the national or international level. That is: a message is never truly anonymous. Site hosts, blogs, forums and access providers maintain all information about their members and customers.

Thanks to Maître Grégory Damy, lawyer in Nice, damy-avocats.com

* As part of the European Commission’s Safer Internet program. ** The prison sentence cannot exceed half the maximum sentence for an adult.

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