(legal term) 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. Schell, B.H., and Lanteigne, N.M. Stalking, Harassment, and Murder in the Workplace: Guidelines for Protection and Prevention. Westport, CT: Quorum, 2000.
Origin of cyberharassment
- cyber- +"Ž harassment