Cyber abuse is when technology is used to harass, threaten, intimidate or humiliate someone with the intention of hurting them psychologically, socially or even physically.
It commonly happens on social media, online chat forums, texts, emails, and online discussion boards.
Stalking a person online and hacking into their online accounts
Sharing intimate or sexual photos or videos online without the consent of the other person for entertainment or to humiliate and shame them.
Posting a digitally manipulated explicit image on social media or pornographic website.
Insulting, ridiculing or humiliating a person based on their physical appearance, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or political beliefs.
Encouraging someone to self-harm or commit suicide.
Posting offensive comments or posting images to intentionally hurt a group or person.
Posting someone else’s personal information on social media or somewhere else online.
Posting death threats or threats of sexual assault or motivating others to do the same.
eSafety Commissioner. (n.d.). What is cyber abuse? https://www.esafety.gov.au/women/women-influencing-tech-spaces/cyber-abuse