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Online Digital Violence: Becoming a Virtual Target

“Hello there! I’m here to provide you with a bit of information on what online digital violence is, its various facets, and the Indian laws relevant to this abuse. What you, as a survivor, are experiencing, post confronting a traumatic experience is normal. What you, as a bystander, are going through while supporting a survivor is absolutely okay and typical too!  If you need additional resources or just someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to Imaara Foundation."

Written By: Pranati Palanivel

What is digital violence?

Digital violence is defined as using technology to purposely insult, frighten, humiliate or hurt a person. It occurs more often amongst teens and youngsters who are more tech savvy but can also occur amongst people of all age groups (Joyfulheartfoundation, 2018).

What does digital violence look like?

What is digital gender-based violence?

What are the laws in India against digital violence?

What are the legal steps I can take if I face any forms of digital violence?

What are the references for this article?


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