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Mobile / Social Media Policy

Mobile / Social Media Policy

The use of electronic communication, particularly mobile phones and the internet, to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Online abuse is a larger term that may include cyber bullying, stalking, revenge, online defamation, leaking of private information and hacking.

It can take a number of different forms:

  • Phone calls, threats and intimidation, harassment or ‘cyber-stalking’ (e.g. repeatedly sending unwanted texts or instant messages)
  • Sexting (e.g. sending and receiving sexually explicit messages, primarily between mobile phones)
  • The use of mobile phone cameras to cause distress, fear or humiliation
  • Posting threatening, abusive, defamatory or humiliating material on websites, to include blogs, personal websites and social networking sites
  • Hijacking/cloning e-mail accounts
  • Making threatening, abusive, defamatory or humiliating remarks in social networks
  • Vilification/defamation
  • Exclusion/peer rejection
  • Impersonation
  • Unauthorised publication of private information /images
  • ‘Trolling’ (abusing the internet to provoke or offend others online)
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