(The list of tactics relating to the previous title in that circle was Over protection and ‘caring’.
I’ve integrated that list of coercive control tactics within relevant categories in my updated long list of tactics here.) Cyber Abuse was not talked about when I first interviewed women who had been psychologically controlled by their male partners.
Internet trolling is a common form of bullying over the Internet in an online community (such as in online gaming or social media) in order to elicit a reaction, disruption, or for their own personal amusement.
A frequently used definition of cyberbullying is "an aggressive, intentional act or behavior that is carried out by a group or an individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself." There are many variations of the definition, such as the National Crime Prevention Council's more specific definition: "the process of using the Internet, cell phones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person." Cyberbullying is often similar to traditional bullying, with some notable distinctions.
The difference is that public shaming seems to be acceptable in most cases, while cyberbullying is not.
How often does public shaming masquerade as cyberbullying?
But by the same token, it has opened up a Pandora’s box of cyber crime, Internet fraud, and – Kowalski.
Sometimes it involves high school kids teasing and bullying each other on Facebook.
She took a photo of the men, uploaded it to Twitter, and added a note that revealed their conversation.
To be fully satisfying to the genuine bully there has to be an audience, and because of this the bully often takes their activity to social media, Internet forums or comments sections.
In these places the humiliation is public and therefore twice as shaming.
A wide range of electronic devices including mobile phones, mobile phone cameras, video recorders and other technologies are used to tease, harass, mock, torment, monitor, stalk, intimidate, and coercively control their partner.
Perpetrators use social media, emails, text messages, chat rooms, tweets, websites and other internet technologies too.
Nearly 13 years later, Online Social Cruelty, Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking are commonly used by men against female partners – both within the relationship and after separation.