Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson calls out online abuse

Jesy Nelson was 20 when she won X Factor with band Little Mix in 2011. Since then, the group have enjoyed number one singles and toured the world. But along with success, band member Jesy has also faced online abuse which negatively affected her mental health and contributed to a suicide attempt four years ago. Now she wants to highlight the consequences of cyberbullying, and has shared her story in a new documentary for BBC Three. Our entertainment correspondent Chi Chi Izundu sat down with her. Source link

Attorney Calls For Legislation To Address Revenge Porn, Cyberbullying

Attorney-at-Law and Child Rights Specialist Ricardo Sandcroft is calling for legislation to address issues such as revenge porn and cyberbullying affecting Jamaican teens. Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison on Tuesday said there was a direct correlation between increasing cases of revenge porn among high-school students and the lack of legislation to tackle cyberbullying locally. Speaking Wednesday on Power 106’s Morning Agenda, Mr. Sandcroft said the 11-page Child Pornography Act is not adequate and is ineffective to tackle the issue of revenge porn.  “But when you look at other legislations coming from around the world, they are more effective in the sense that they cover even crimes that tie into whether the child has been solicited, trafficking and all of these things; and even though we have a trafficking legislation, that in itself is still inadequate and ineffective,” he argued.  Source link