Cyberbullying : Spot The Commonly Used Tactics For Harassment - Stephanie Ovadia


Cyberbullying is a term associated with abuse and harassment done using internet and digital technologies. Like classic bullying, it is nefarious and malevolent and the repeated hostile behavior is intended to make the targeted person feel depreciated. This kind of disparaging communications might never involve face to face interaction. 

Stephanie Ovadia

Cyberbullies use various tactics to torment and threaten a  person using information and communication technology engaging in cyber stalking, cyber crime and harassment. Some of them are described below:

  • Image Dissemination:
Sending vulgar images to the targeted person which can be considered criminal if the images sent are of pornographic nature or very graphic, containing acts of violence. It can be sent through e-mails, phone texts, social networking profiles. With extensive usage of mobile phones, this kind of cyberbullying has become quite prominent.

  • Non-consensual Photographs And Videos:
Images and videos of the person who is being targeted by the cyberbully is distributed to the known circle of that person with any consent to embarrass and humiliate the person. It can be taken to another level when the cyberbully starts posting the images and videos on social media like Facebook, Youtube, Instagram etc. The targeted person is usually unaware of this phenomena until it is too late and the data has gone viral.

  • Exposure Of Personal Texts:
Exposure is a cyberbullying tactic that usually includes posting personal data such as texts, images of sexual nature, and sensitive personal information. This tactic is especially deleterious as the extent of harm it can do do to an individual is quite  tremendous.

  • Threatening Emails:
This tactic is quite common and can inspire a lot of fear. The cyberbully implies a threat and sometimes outright threaten the person and forwards the same to the peers in his circle, in order to amplify the threatening environment.

Stephanie Ovadia is Long Island anti bullying lawyer who advocates against bullying of all categories. If you or your known has undergone bullying, contact her law office for free consultation.

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