cyber harassment



Harassment by means of email, text (or online) messages or the internet. It can take many forms, including but not limited to:

  • Unwanted sexually explicit emails, text (or online) messages;
  • Inappropriate or offensive advances on social networking websites or internet chat rooms;
  • Threats of physical and/or sexual violence by email, text (or online) messages;
  • Hate speech, meaning language that denigrates, insults, threatens or targets an individual based on her identity (gender) and other traits (such as sexual orientation or disability).

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European Institute for Gender Equality (2017). Cyber violence against women and girls.