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Stalking And Sexual Harassment On The Internet

Author(s): Vida Vilić
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: social networks; abuse; stalking; harassment; cyberspace

Summary/Abstract: Given all the possibilities offered by the Internet and global social networks, there has been an increase of cyberspace abuse. Some of the most common forms of abuse are cyber stalking and sexual harassment on the Internet. Illicit behaviors such as stalking and sexual harassment have always been exclusively related to close physical contact between the perpetrator and the victim. However, the issue of close physical contact has been made completely immaterial by the emergence of cyberstalking and sexual harassment on the Internet, which are still largely unregulated in the Serbian legislation. In this paper, the author's aim is to highlight the characteristics of stalking and sexual harassment in cyberspace, point to the similarities and differences between such conduct in the online and offline environment, and examine the possibilities for preventing this type of abuse and violation of privacy. The risk of abuse may only be reduced by providing for a further development of compatible standards and legislation. The existing legal standards and the emerging legislation must be very flexible in order to keep up with the daily developments in computer technology and innovations.

  • Issue Year: 11/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 39-48
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English