What Is Cyberstalking

What is Cyberstalking? please explain.

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Cyberstalking, which is simply an extension of the physical form of stalking, is where the electronic mediums such as the Internet are used to pursue, harass or contact another in an unsolicited fashion. Most often, given the vast distances that the Internet spans, this behaviour will never manifest itself in the physical sense but this does not mean that the pursuit is any less distressing.

There are a wide variety of means by which individuals may seek out and harass individuals even though they may not share the same geographic borders, and this may present a range of physical, emotional, and psychological consequences to the victim. In one such instance, Seema an employee with an embassy in New Delhi was harassed by a cyber stalker who used criminal blackmail and intimidation and demanded Rupees 1 lakh from her. This man threatened Seema that he would put her morphed pictures on obscene websites along with her phone number and address.

The Protection from Harassment Act, 1997 of UK and Model Anti-stalking Code by the National Institute of Justice, USA for adoption by its states are examples of initiatives to combat the problem of cyber stalking,

Answered on 28 Sep 2018


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