CyberBullying

Cyber bullying is the use of any device that usually has functions that allow sharing or communication to inflict harm or in some cases leads to physical harm of other’s. Cyber bullying is most common within the young generation but can also effect the older generation. There are many awareness campaigns and services that help individuals who have been harmed or are being threatened by cyber bullying.

In the UK law when an individual who is accused of cyber bullying the following Act’s become relevant:
• The Protection from Harassment Act 1997
• The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
• The Malicious Communication Act 1998
• The Communications Act 2003
• Breach of the Peace (common law)

The methods of Cyber Bullying can vary but it can be something small such sending constant text messages that have harsh words and can be something big such as an edit video of the victim showing a message that the victim will be humiliated by.

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