Often, the perpetrator is known to the victim, but is able to hide through the anonymity of the internet.
Social media, email, and instant messenger are a few of the many available mediums that an aggressor may utilize.
Young adults between the ages of 18-30 are at the highest risk of being victimized by a cyberstalker, and females are at higher risk than males.
However, as the increased urbanisation of the industrial revolution gave people greater anonymity and the ability to move more freely between towns, public humiliation ceased to be an effective deterrent.
Over time the law has developed a complicated relationship with public humiliation.
Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets.
Social networking sites, messaging apps, gaming sites and chat rooms such as Facebook, XBox Live, Instagram, You Tube, Snapchat and other chat rooms can be great fun and a positive experience. Cyber bullying is rife on the internet and most young people will experience it or see it at some time.
Flaming – This is when someone is purposely using really extreme and offensive language and getting into online arguments and fights.
They do this to cause reactions and enjoy the fact it causes someone to get distressed.
The company is promising to give its users real-time licence compliance information, automated spend management and proactive advice of overspend or licence breaches.
Introducing the feature, Service Now’s veep and general manger for ITSM and product operations made the bold claim that users “will never be caught in an audit again.” Which again drew cheers, and a gasp or two.
Cyberstalking is unique in that the perpetrator is often able to shield themselves through the veil of technology.