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Cyber-bullying and the harassment of teens:the legal response

Gillespie, Alisdair (2006) Cyber-bullying and the harassment of teens:the legal response. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 28 (2). pp. 123-136. ISSN 1469-9621

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Abstract

Research has demonstrated that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be used to bully and harass children on‐line. Cyber‐bullying and harassment can be deeply traumatic to the victim and can cause psychological harm. This article assesses possible legal solutions to this problem. The emphasis is on the criminal law, the more normal solution to the infliction of harm and distress to an individual. However, the article also examines whether the civil law provides assistance in this sphere.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bullying ; Cyber‐Stalking ; Child ; Cyber-Abuse ; Information ; Communication ; Technology ; Harassment ; Anti-social behaviour
Subjects: K Law
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 58790
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2012 16:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 12:47
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58790

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