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- Do you keep getting malicious messages in your email inbox or on your social media accounts?
- The law duo from Law and Beyond on cyber bullying on social media
Uploading photos to Facebook, Instagram & Co is part of everyday life these days. Unfortunately, this is exactly what makes you a target for criticism or even hatred. Malicious emails and postings are the result. But "cyber bullying" is a criminal offense.
The term "cyber-bullying" is understood to mean the deliberate insulting, exposing, threatening or harassing a person via digital communication channels such as SMS, e-mail, social media or on the Internet. Cyber bullying can affect everyone and lead to massive psychological stress in victims.
Do you keep getting malicious messages in your email inbox or on your social media accounts?
The Internet is not a legal vacuum and, above all, nothing happens anonymously here - even if you hide behind a fake name. Such attacks are not a trivial offense and can have consequences. Cyber bullying has been a criminal offense since January 2016. But even before the new "Hate on the Net" package, the relevant messages could result in penalties. With this law, the possibilities to take action against hate postings were expanded in order to offer those affected even more protection.
The law duo from Law and Beyond on cyber bullying on social media
Patrick O. Kainz and Theresa Kamp from Law and Beyond explain in the following video which legal options are available to victims of cyber bullying: