Katie Price teams up with Westminster MP to launch a new track and trace system to catch trolls
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Katie Price has launched a new campaign to tackle abuse from online trolls and hold them accountable with the help of a Westminster MP.
The 42 year old has launched an initiative called Track A Troll and started a petition to make it a requirement that people who sign up for a new social media account must provide a valid form a ID.
Katie’s move comes after years of receiving abusive and racist messages from trolls targeted at her 18-year-old son Harvey.
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Sharing a snap of herself and Harvey on Instagram to announce the initiative and share a link to the petition, Katie said she “will not stop until every stone is unturned” and trolls are held accountable for their actions.
The petition’s title reads: “Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account”.
Its description says: “Make it a legal requirement when opening a new social media account, to provide a verified form of ID.
"Where the account belongs to a person under the age of 18 verify the account with the ID of a parent/guardian, to prevent anonymised harmful activity, providing traceability if an offence occurs.”
Katie urged her followers to take action and sign the petition, which already has nearly 60,000 followers.
Opening up about the campaign, Katie wrote on Instagram, “I am delighted that Andrew Griffith MP has agreed to support me with my new petition and is to take it to the next level where it so desperately needs to be heard.
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“No troll should retain the right to be able to hide behind their abusive malicious posts. I will not stop until every stone is unturned and all those are exposed and held accountable for their actions.
“This affects everyone in society including our children, Mother, Brother, Sister, family and friends alike, together we are all united in this petition. #TrackATroll”.
The mum of five continued: “I call for action to be taken, to track and trace with the power for the judicial system to enforce punishment.
“If these people are traceable then they are trackable for arrest, hate and abuse are crimes against humanity.”
Katie concluded her post by telling her followers she needs their “support” and encouraged them to sign the parliament petition by providing a link.
She wrote: “I need your support to make it a legal requirement when opening a new social media account, to provide a verified form of ID.
“Where the account belongs to a person under the age of 18 verify the account with the ID of a parent/guardian, to prevent anonymised harmful activity, providing traceability if an offence occurs.
“Please sign: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/575833 Click the link in my bio.”
Katie recently said it “breaks her heart” when trolls target Harvey, who suffers from Prader-Willi Syndrome, while she also fears she “can’t protect her children”.
Back in October a man and woman recorded a video where they appeared to be playing Katie and Harvey, with the man wearing black face paint to represent her son.
As well as Harvey, Katie is mum to Junior, 15, Princess, 13, Jett, seven, and Bunny, six.
Junior was also recently targeted with abuse when a troll spent “all day” sending abusive messages telling him to “kill myself and that my "f***ing s***** brother Harvey' should do the same”.
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