Glossary

                   

Cyber violence: Violence, or its equivalent, carried out in cyberspace or on the Internet. [1]

Cyber bullying: is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles

Cyber stalking: Cyber stalking, simply put, is online stalking. It has been defined as the use of technology, particularly the Internet, to harass someone. Common characteristics include false accusations, monitoring, threats, identity theft, and data destruction or manipulation. Cyber stalking also includes exploitation of minors, be it sexual or otherwise. [3]. (Another definition)  Cyber stalking is the use of the Internet, email or other electronic communications to stalk, and generally refers to a pattern of threatening or malicious behaviors. Cyber stalking may be considered the most dangerous of the three types of Internet harassment, based on a posing credible threat of harm. Sanctions range from misdemeanors to felonies.[4]

Cyber harassment: Cyber harassment differs from cyber stalking in that it may generally be defined as not involving a credible threat. Cyber harassment usually pertains to threatening or harassing email messages, instant messages, or to blog entries or websites dedicated solely to tormenting an individual. Some states approach cyber harrassment by including language addressing electronic communications in general harassment statutes, while others have created stand-alone cyber harassment statutes.[4]

[1] http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cyberviolence

[2] http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/

[3] http://us.norton.com/cyberstalking/article

[4] http://www.ncsl.org/research/telecommunications-and-information-technology/cyberstalking-and-cyberharassment-laws.aspx

 

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