Katie Price has revealed that her 18-year-old son Harvey’s online trolling has worsened.
After promising to pass legislation in parliament that would prosecute anyone caught sending abusive comments online, the 42-year-old former glamor model opened up about her disabled son’s trolling ordeal during of a Tuesday appearance on This Morning.
Katie admitted that she wanted social media platforms to require the use of ID so that users couldn’t hide behind anonymous accounts when posting comments online.
Horrific: Katie Price has revealed that her son Harvey’s 18-year-old online trolling has worsened as she launched a new campaign for a law to criminalize online abuse.
Katie campaigned for “Harvey’s Law” to be created to make online trolling a specific criminal offense.
The star discussed the devastating impact of trolling with Britain’s Got Talent finalist Sign Along With Us after band star Christian Kilduff, who suffers from cerebral palsy and is severely visually impaired, was bombed abuse online.
Katie said: ‘I’m so sorry you have to go through this, whatever you say I just agree with you … that’s why I’m doing Harvey’s Law.
“ I’m doing a new campaign this week, it’s got to stop, I want to ask these people why you want to sit there, what’s on their minds, these videos and comments what they get out of it.
Nasty: The former glamor model has said she wants social media platforms to require the use of a login so that users cannot hide behind anonymous accounts when posting comments online.
Speaking: Katie opened up about her disabled son’s trolling ordeal during an appearance on Tuesday this morning
“ Any act online, you need to have ID so that you can be tracked because at the moment they can close it and create another account and start over.
“ If you call them I think it encourages them I’m worse doing this. as soon as this is put in place they could get fined or jail time, i think if they have something like that it will get better. But also the people who retweet it, I don’t know what they get out of it.
Katie, who recently appeared in a TBEN documentary about her son Harvey’s journey to find a residential college, detailed what she hopes Harvey’s Law can change.
Nasty: The star discussed the devastating impact of trolling with Britain’s Got Talent Sign Along With Us finalist, after band star Christian Kilduff was bombarded with online abuse
Make it a law: She said: ‘Any act online you should have some ID to be able to be tracked because at the moment they can close it and create another account and start over #
She told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: ‘Obviously Covid got in the way, but we are so close.
“I agree with Phillip there has to be something in place, a registry, trolling in line, there is so much of it, there has to be something where they are on a registry.”
Katie started an online petition in 2017 with the aim of making internet bullying a criminal offense and forcing social media users to provide their contact details in order to end anonymous abuse.
She had previously spoken about some of the insults that had been leveled at her son, who is autistic and was born with disabilities, including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, and had determined her to do it all. what she could to dab IT out.
Record it: ‘I agree with Phillip there has to be something in place, a log, trolling in line, there is so much of it, there has to be something where they are on a register, ” she added.
Cruel: Last month it was revealed that police were about to prosecute a man who shared a black-faced video mocking Harvey
Last month, it was revealed that police were set to prosecute a man who shared a black-faced video mocking Harvey.
Katie’s rep confirmed information from The Sun that she told her friends that she was delighted to hear the police act on the video.
A source said: ‘Katie is delighted that the matter is moving forward and that action is taken – it will show people that internet trolling has real consequences. ”
The man, who cannot be named on legal grounds, was arrested in November for sharing a video showing a couple appearing to mock Katie’s son Harvey using a blackface.
In the video, a woman in a fake tan says, “If someone says something horrible to Harvey, what do you say? before a man in makeup responds, “Hello, you c ** t.
Tough: Katie started an online petition in 2017 to make internet bullying a criminal offense, after her son was victimized by vile trolls
In a statement, Sussex Police confirmed at the time: ‘A 52-year-old man from Hastings has been arrested by police investigating an offensive video posted on Twitter.
Police were notified of the video at around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday.
“ The man was arrested at around 4:45 a.m. on Thursday on suspicion of sending an offensive / indecent / obscene / threatening message over the public communications network. He is currently in police custody.
The reality TV star also took to Instagram to express her disappointment, writing: ‘I was sent this disgusting racist mockery bitch taking a video of me and Harvey making fun of her handicap, clearly planned, hence the makeup!
‘Does anyone know about these disgusting humans as I report it to the police, the words #harveyslaw can’t describe how upset I am it is so cruel. These people need reports.
A representative for Katie told TBEN: ‘The Harveys law will be passed and these trolls will be treated accordingly, as deemed appropriate by the courts.
Katie is fighting tirelessly to get Harvey’s Law through – This clip posted to Twitter now with Met Police only supports her case and will see Harvey’s Bill passed, Katie hopes by the end of the day. year, not at the start of 2021.
Katie calls on social media giants to join her in her fight to ban trolls for good. ”
On assignment: Katie spoke to a parliamentary committee in an effort to fight trolls and called on MPs to change the law so that online bullies stand trial (pictured in February 2018)
In July, Katie called on MPs to change the law so that online bullies stand trial in a landmark parliamentary inquiry.
The media personality testified to the Petitions Committee via video link for the new investigation into online abuse.
Katie revealed that three police officers, cricketer Ben Stokes and comedian Frankie Boyle all made fun of her son.
The I’m A Celebrity star also appeared before a parliamentary committee two years ago in an attempt to tackle trolls.
Katie’s petition to criminalize trolling has received over 220,000 signatures and has led to a parliamentary inquiry into online abuse.
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WHAT IS PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME?
Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes problems including constant urges to eat food, restricted growth, and decreased muscle tone.
Other potential problems include learning difficulties, lack of sexual development, and behavioral issues such as temper tantrums or stubbornness.
This rare disease, which affects one in 15,000 children born in England, is caused by a defect in chromosome number 15 – and happens by chance.
Because there is no cure, treatment is aimed at managing symptoms – parents of patients being urged to encourage their children to eat a healthy and balanced diet.
Children with the syndrome can eat up to six times as much as children the same age – and are always hungry.
It was first described in 1956 by Swiss physicians A Prader, A Labhart and H Willi.