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Cyber Bullying

This is a form of mobbing on the Internet and is particularly prevalent in social networks. Victims receive insulting and hurtful messages; taunting articles are posted on the chat pinboard and/or hate groups are formed directed towards a target person which can then be joined by many other users. A variant of cyber bullying similar to happy slapping involves filming the victim in an unpleasant and compromising situation. The ensuing extremely swift distribution of this video on the Internet or by mobile phone means additional grief for the victim. The social and psychological consequences can be dramatic. After all, victims have practically no possibility to defend themselves in such situations.

Legal possibilities of criminal prosecution
associated with cyber bullying:

Indications of individual criminal offences
associated with cyber bullying could be

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