cyberharassment - Computer Definition
As with cyberstalking, cyberharassment is the use of cyberspace to harass a target. In Canada, by legal definition, cyber criminal harassment is cyberstalking. Cyberstalking—using cyberspace to control or terrorize a target to the point that he or she fears harm or death, either to oneself or to others close to her or him—is a criminal offense. Normally, in Canada and elsewhere, cyberharassers can expect to deal with legal civil suits, whereas cyberstalkers can expect to deal with legal criminal suits.
See Also: Cyberstalkers and Cyberstalking; Harm.
Schell, B.H., and Lanteigne, N.M. Stalking, Harassment, and Murder in the Workplace: Guidelines for Protection and Prevention. Westport, CT: Quorum, 2000.