Developments in Cyber Crime

Developments in Cyber Crime

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Course Overview

The use of social media to facilitate online harassment and cyber bullying has been in the news recently, in part due to the online abuse received by Members of Parliament, particularly female and ethnic minority MPs.

During this session, lecturer Robert Edwards will examine what cyber bullying is and how social media platform providers currently deal with cyber bullying and online harassment.

Whilst the general general legal principle is that what is illegal offline is also illegal online, this session will examine which criminal offences can be involved when dealing with cybercrime, including threats, communications which target specific individuals, breaches of Court Orders and grossly offensive, indecent or obscene communications

This session will be invaluable to criminal practitioners who wish to update their knowledge regarding the provisions of section 103 of Digital Economy Act 2017, which aims to ensure that social media platform providers have more self-regulation. This course will also be of interest to solicitors who deal with the civil aspects of cyber bullying.


What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of what constitutes cyber bullying and online harassment and the criminal offences they are associated with
  • • Understand the aim of section 103 of the Digital Economy Act 2017
  • • Feel confident when advising clients regarding this topical area

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal and civil practitioners



About Instructor - Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards has a long history of providing legal training in criminal, immigration and mental health law.

Bob, now a law lecturer, started his legal career in the armed forces in counter intelligence before his 2nd career commenced in 1996. He has lectured extensively to students studying the ILEX, LLB and for CPE and LPC qualifications, trained the Legal Services Commission and Court Service as well as the RAF police force. Bob's forces career took him across the world advising on various Immigration and Criminal Law matters. He has a natural ability to explain the complex in simple terms.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page