By: Shanlon Wu
Gone are the times where sexual harassment was limited to face to face confrontations.
With the advent of technology and various social media platforms, sexual harassment can be between people that are miles apart. Online sexual harassment can happen on social media sites, emails, forums, and messenger systems.
Despite the distance between the perpetrator and the target, the effects of online sexual harassment are very real. It can inflict emotional distress and trauma on the victim. The victim may feel threatened, coerced, upset, exploited, sexualized, humiliated, or discriminated against.
So how is someone held accountable for online sexual harassment?
What Is Online Sexual Harassment?
Online sexual harassment refers to unwelcome sexual conduct on any digital platform. Some of the common types of online sexual harassment include: