The widespread penetration of internet into daily life causes new types of issues. For example, the harassment and insult of a person on social media and other platforms.
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Social media are gaining momentum in the world every year, whereas the coronavirus pandemic that broke out in 2020 has accelerated the process. According to the World Bank, the global internet traffic has increased by 47 per cent during the pandemic, which is partially related to the distance education.
Kyrgyzstan has also contributed to this process – the 64 per cent increase (according to the State Committee for Information Technologies and Communication).
However, there’s another side of such a rapid digitalisation, namely: internet fraud, cybercrimes, account hacking, and increase of cyberbullying. Speaking of the last, the trend of developing internet harassment or cyberbullying becomes more popular. According to the study of the Russian Mail.ru, the level of aggression on the network has increased by 47 per cent, and about 58 per cent of Runet users have encountered various types of harassment during the pandemic.(https://kiberbulling.net)
So, what is cyberbullying and how to deal with the internet harassment? Let’s see what the psychologist and the lawyer think about it.