Such offensive messages include gender-humiliating comments, rape threats, and sexual remarks which are unwelcome, and are neither invited nor consensual.
Verbal harassment can be either passive or active depending on whether the harasser targets a specific victim (active) or targets potential receivers (passive).
While the Internet has provided an array of benefits and advantages for today's society, its darker side has substantially emerged as Internet users are being subjected to online discrimination, sexual harassment, identity theft, cyberstalking, and cyberbullying on a daily basis.
As mentioned above, sexual harassment on the Internet can occur in a number of ways.
Below are some frequently asked questions from children and adults.
Often these decoys will initiate flirtatious and sometimes sexual conversations in a general chat room and may even move to a private chat room for more explicit sexual chats.
At times you maybe unaware of the type of information you are giving them, but you do it because you feel comfortable talking to them.
If you decide to send pictures of yourself or post them online, you can attract unwanted attention from people you don’t know or people you do not want to be talking to.
But it also allows people to hide who they really are and what they are doing. Some examples are: The person who commits any kind of sexual violence and abuse is always responsible for it. Even if you know that you have taken risks or done something that made you vulnerable, this does not mean that you caused or invited the abuse.
The information on this page gives ideas about how to keep yourself as safe as you can.