Katie Price urges MPs to tackle online abuse

Katie Price has told MPs of the “horrific” social media abuse targeted at her son Harvey, and how she wants to protect him from it.

The model and reality TV star is campaigning for online abuse to be made a criminal offence.

MPs launched an inquiry into online abuse after a petition started by Ms Price was backed by 200,000 people.

Harvey, who is 15-years-old, is partially blind, autistic and has Prader-Willi syndrome.

Ms Price, who has four other children, told the Commons petitions committee only Harvey had been singled out for cruel mockery including “a lot of racial abuse”.

“They know he hasn’t got a voice back and they mock him more… I just think they find him an easy target – just to pick on.

“But I’m his voice. I’m here and I am going to protect him.”

She said she had complained to the police but they had been unable to take action because there were no specific laws in place to deal with online abuse.

“The most horrific things…. have been said about my son,” she told the MPs, and she had realised through her petition that others face similar harassment.

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