Brave Tallaght mum plans to bring cyber abuse law to the EU after daughter took own life

Published date08 May 2022
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
Brave Jackie Fox started a campaign after 21-year-old Nicole Fox – known as Coco – took her own life after three years of relentless abuse on social media

Despite reporting the bullying, Jackie was told by gardai there was nothing they could do as no law was broken.

Now Coco's Law, or The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020, looks set to be rolled out across Europe following its incredible success.

A proud Jackie, originally from Tallaght but now living in Wexford, was awarded the honorary freedom of South Dublin County on Friday for her tireless work.

She told the Irish Sunday Mirror: "It's early days yet but a production company came over to film me for a documentary for the European Parliament in Brussels. They want to bring Coco's Law into every European country. I don't know how it's going to work or how long it's going to take but that's what they want.

"I can't even comprehend how I would feel if that happened.

"They have done their homework and looked into it. It definitely seems to be on the cards."

Nicole Fox Fenlon died in January 2018 after suffering persistent online abuse since the age of 18.

The bullying had continued even after shy Nicole, affectionately known as Coco, unsuccessfully tried to take her own life in 2016.

Jackie said: "Poor Nicole never liked any attention or drama but I know she's proud of me and I will always make...

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