Table 1

Definitions of Cyberstalking, Cyberharassment, and Cyberbullying

Cyberstalkingthe use of electronic communications to repeatedly follow, threaten, or engage in malicious behaviors directed at one or more people
Cyberharassmentthe use of electronic communications to annoy, bother, or torment one or more people for no legitimate purpose
Cyberbullyingthe use of electronic communications by a minor to bother, annoy, or degrade another minor, usually during school-related events, but may also occur outside of the school context
  • Reprinted, with permission, from State Cyberstalking, Cyberharassment, and Cyberbullying Laws, 2010.