SAFER INTERNET DAY – PROTECTING AGAINST CYBERBULLYING
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Among the potential risks to which users are naturally and inevitably exposed to through online activity, “PSP highlights this year the invasion of privacy (physical and or virtual) that can take, among others, the form of ‘cyberbullying’ , ‘cyberstalking’ (computer harassment), ‘revenge porn’ (sharing intimate content for revenge) or ‘sexting’ (sexual messages)”.
Cyberbullying is bullying which, through information technologies (social networks, messaging platforms, games or texting), consist of the same crimes of aggression, threat, offense, defamation, persecution, or destruction of private life.
Such behaviour (represented and which constitutes a crime) that targets one or a group of specific victims, practiced intentionally, unequal and continuous in time, causing fear or shame in front of the group.
There are, however, some preventive measures, specific to each form of aggression, that can be adopted in order to reduce the risk of victimization”, states the PSP, which “advises all people who perceive themselves to be targeted by any of these behaviours, to immediately adopt the two most effective defensive measures: blocking and denouncing (reporting)”.
For more information and advice and assistance to children, youth and parents on how to deal with harmful content, harmful contact (such as grooming) and harmful conduct such as (cyberbullying or sexting). In multiple languages
Overview and other languages:https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/policy/insafe-inhope