Stalking generally involves following a person about, making harassing contact and leaving written messages.
Cyber stalking involves following a person's movements across the internet, visiting the same chat rooms, leaving messages on message boards and sometimes encouraging third party harassment of the victim.
Parts of the Commonwealth Crimes Act 1914 have been updated to include crimes that use modern technologies. It is now a criminal offence to cyber bully. The relevant sections are quoted below.
Section 474.14: Using a telecommunications network with intent to commit a serious offence. It is an offence to connect to a network with the intent or to actually use the equipment with the intent to commit a serious offence.
Section 474.17: Using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence. It is an offence to use a carriage service in a way that a reasonable person would regard as being menacing, harassing or offensive. For example a person who continually rings and hangs up would be covered in this section.
They are there to make sure you have fun and stay safe online.
Look at this girl’s display name. Look at the picture she has on display. This is going to give her unwanted attention. She is only 16 years of age. It looks like she is selling sex. Her profile has been viewed 20699 times.
This Profile has displayed the young persons full name, date of birth and suburb where he lives. This site has been viewed 3712 times .
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