What is cyberbullying? Online violence is any form of violence that occurs through the use of digital technologies. It can take place on social networks, messaging applications, gaming platforms and mobile phones. It is repetitive behavior that aims to scare, anger or embarrass the people being attacked. Examples of digital violence are: • spreading untruths or posting embarrassing photos of someone on social media • sending threats via the messaging platform • falsely presenting and sending inappropriate messages to others on behalf of others. Live violence and online violence can often go hand in hand. However, violence on the Internet leaves a digital record that can serve as evidence when stopping it.
Top 10 questions about digital violence
- Am I a victim of online violence? How do I tell an unsavory joke from violence?
- What are the consequences of digital violence?
- Who should I talk to if I'm a victim of online violence?
- I experience violence on the internet, but I'm afraid to talk to my parents about it. How do I tell them about my problem?
- How can I help my friends report violence, especially if they are afraid to report it themselves?
- The Internet gives me access to various information, but also exposes me to possible violence. How can we stop violence and continue to use digital technologies?
- How can I prevent someone from misusing my personal information online?
- Is there a penalty for digital violence?
- Can technology companies be held accountable for digital violence?
- Are there online tools to protect children and young people from digital violence?