Cyber Socializing and Victimization of Women

The Journal on Victimization, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 5-26, Human Rights and Gender, September 2009

22 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2010 Last revised: 5 Apr 2015

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Debarati Halder

Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC)

Jaishankar Karuppannan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 1, 2009

Abstract

Web 2.01 has redefined the virtual life of ordinary individuals and has given wide opportunities to internet users including women to exchange ideas, interact with like minded people and participate in the development of virtual societies as per one’s own choices. Social networking websites (SNWs), a segment of Web 2.0 is very popular among the internet users. However, there is a dark side of these SNW’s too. They have become havens for offenders to victimize women, the most vulnerable targets in the internet, after children.

In this paper, we examine the victimization of women in the social networking websites in general, analyze the trends of such victimization from socio – legal – victimological angle and ascertain the reasons for the growth of such victimization.

Keywords: Cyber Socializing, Social Networking, Women, Victimization

Suggested Citation

Halder, Debarati and Karuppannan, Jaishankar, Cyber Socializing and Victimization of Women (September 1, 2009). The Journal on Victimization, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 5-26, Human Rights and Gender, September 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1561774

Debarati Halder (Contact Author)

Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC) ( email )

India

HOME PAGE: http://www.cybervictims.org

Jaishankar Karuppannan

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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