Nicky Morgan announces new campaign against anti-LGBT cyber bullying

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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has today announced new measures to tackle cyber bullying against members of the LBGT community.

Writing exclusively for PinkNews, the Minister for Women and Equalities celebrated Pride, marking Pride in London today, but also announced the new initiative.

In collaboration with Galop, and other LGBT groups, the website, Mrs Morgan announced the ‘Stop Online Abuse’ website, which offers advice on how to deal with cyberbullying.

It is specifically aimed at members of the LGBT community and women, due to the higher proportion of those groups reporting online abuse.

The Minister wrote: “Today I’m pleased to announce that we are launching a new ‘Stop Online Abuse’ website to help people take action against offensive, damaging or threatening content in all forms of media, particularly online. The Stop Online Abuse website was developed by Galop and a number of other LGB&T and women’s organisations and provides practical advice for women and LGB&T people on how to recognise abuse, steps to take to report it and how to get offensive content removed.

“This site is another sign of our determination to tackling discrimination in all its forms and to creating a fairer society for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

“Events such as Pride give us a chance to come together to celebrate the real progress being made in this country.  I wish everyone celebrating at Pride in London on Saturday a really great day.”

Read Nicky Morgan’s full Pride article here.