Cyberstalking And Cyberbullying

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Abstract— With the advancement in technology, online harassment is also becoming more prevalent. Cyberstalking and cyberbullying are two such social problems where a user is deliberately and persistently abused online. These issues have created new challenges for the detection, and prevention of such phenomenon as it is inadequate to just use the traditional methods such as identification by witnesses and enforcing restraining orders. The cyber stalkers and cyberbullies disguise themselves using the Internet without the fear of any consequence and target victims. In this paper we examine the nature and extent of cyberstalking and cyberbullying and their impact on the victim’s mindset. This study can help in figuring out some means for preventing …show more content…
Types of Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking [2]:

1. Trolling and Flaming: This category includes posting mean spirited, rude or angry messages
2. Excluding: For malicious reasons leaving someone out of an online group.
3. Masquerading: Creating media profiles in Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites as someone else in order to damage the reputation of the victim.
4. Mobbing: A group of people forming a gang and sending hundreds of text messages to the victim’s system. This is similar to the Denial of Service problem.
5. Denigrating: Posting or sending some cruel and embarrassing material like personal text, photos, etc. about the individual to others and demeaning the person in other’s view.
6. Outing: With the intent of embarrassing or harming a person, posting or sending out privateinformation about someone without that person’s permission.
7. Harassing: Repeatedly sending unwanted messages to another person. Cyber stalking can touch anyone, including adults. Children, however, are popular victims. Other people who might be victims of cyberstalking
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"By 2008, 93% of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 were online. In fact, youth spend more time with media than any single other activity besides sleeping. There are many risks attached to social media sites, and cyberbullying is one of the larger risks. One million children were harassed, threatened or subjected to other forms of cyberbullying on Facebook during the past year, while 90 percent of social-media-using teens who have witnessed online cruelty say they have ignored mean behavior on social media, and 35 percent have done this frequently. 95 percent of social-media-using teens who have witnessed cruel behavior on social networking sites say they have seen others ignoring the mean behavior, and 55 percent witness this frequently. According to a 2013 Pew Research study, eight out of 10 teens who use social media share more information about themselves than they have in the past. This includes location, images, and contact information. The most recent case of cyber-bullying and illegal activity on Facebook involved a memorial page for the young boys who lost their lives to suicide due to anti-gay bullying. The page quickly turned into a virtual grave desecration and platform condoning gay teen suicide and the murdering of homosexuals. Photos were posted of executed homosexuals, desecrated photos of the boys who died and supposed snuff photos of gays who have been

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