The government says it's "extremely concerned" about the increase in cyber-bullying and the Law Commission has been asked to fast track recommendations to curb it.
Justice Minister Judith Collins says young people are increasingly enmeshed in social media and cyber-bullying can have devastating effects.
"I'm concerned we treat this as a priority and take action to reduce the potential for harm where we can," she said on Friday.
The Law Commission is looking at:
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