A Tort Perspective on Cyberbullying

15 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2016

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Denis Binder

Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Date Written: february 15, 2016


New technology brings advances to society, but also creates new risks. The rise of the internet and social media have created tremendous issues with the right of privacy, cyber security, and cyber stalking. It has also created the new phenomenon of cyberbullying. Unlike prior schoolyard bullying limited in time and place, cyberbulling can exist 24/7 from a remote computer and spread globally. Once harassment and defamation occur on the internet, it is difficult to reclaim one's privacy and reputation. The law is searching for both civil and criminal remedies for cyberbullying. This article provides an outline of possible Tort theories for cyberbullying.

Keywords: Cyberbullies, Cyber Bullies, Cyberbullying, Cyber Bullying, Torts, Social Media, Invasion of Privacy, Prima facie Torts, Defamation, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Hate Crimes

Suggested Citation

Binder, Denis, A Tort Perspective on Cyberbullying (february 15, 2016). Chapman Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2794115

Denis Binder (Contact Author)

Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law ( email )

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866-1099
United States

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