Digital violence


There are various manifestations of digital violence. They include, amongst others:

  • Defaming, ostracising, insulting and threatening people via mobile phones, computers and the Internet by sending harassing messages or knowingly spreading incorrect information;
  • Assuming the identity of another person so as to write entries in chats, blogs and forums, or order goods and services;
  • Taking pictures and filming victims in their own homes or particularly protected areas without their prior consent;
  • Circulating private digital pictures, e.g. in social networks or on pornographic websites, without the affected person’s prior consent;
  • Sending and passing on pornographic pictures and videos without the receiver’s prior consent;
  • Spying on an individual and intercepting data with or without spyware;
  • Locating and digital surveillance of people via PCs and mobile phones;
  • Threatening to circulate intimate and possibly edited pictures and films so as to coerce the person involved into carrying out specific actions;
  • Physical and sexual assaults aimed at making pictures and films and subsequently humiliating and controlling the victim even after the attack;
  • Passing on private information through digital media at work or in training.