Social media abuse

Authors: students from G.Delchev

Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and personal safety and security.”

Art. 29. of the Constitution of Bulgaria states: 1) No one shall be subjected to torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or forced assimilation.

This also applies to all forms of abuse and harassment. Online bullying is abuse that occurs on the Internet. This can happen on any device that is connected to the network, such as computers, tablets and mobile phones. And it can happen anywhere in cyberspace, including social media, online gaming, chat, or other text messages.

It is repetitive behavior intended to intimidate, anger, or embarrass victims. Includes spreading lies or posting indecent pictures of someone on social media; send abusive messages or threats through the messaging platforms; as well as sending malicious messages impersonating other people.

Reflection Questions:

  • What are the different forms of online bullying?
  • What legislation in the country deals with online bullying and what protection does it give victims?
  • What security measures can be implemented to avoid the risk of online bullying?