The Macquarie Dictionary (Sixth Edition, 2013) defines a cyberbully as:
noun (plural cyberbullies)
1. a person who bullies another using email, chat rooms, social network sites, etc.
–verb (t) (cyberbullied, cyberbullying)
2. to bully (another) in this way.
Often, cyberbullying is discussed as a particular problem for children, specially teenagers. However, OHPI believes that anyone can be cyberbullied, regardless of their age.
Below is a list of our publications documenting, reporting and highlighting instances of cyberbullying.
OHPI also produces submissions for governments and white papers for the industry.
March 10, 2014: OHPI’s Submission to the Australian government on Online Safety
OHPI briefings tackle specific instances of online hate and are produced rapidly to respond to emerging problems.
January 20, 2016: Children’s e-Safety Commissioner launches a six-month report
January 5, 2016: WIN: misogynistic bullying account terminated
November 25, 2015: When does disagreement become hate?
September 16, 2015: Facebook to add a new “dislike” button
September 3, 2015: Where do trolls come from and how to we stop their cyberbullying?
August 26, 2015: Cyberbullying: Not just a teen phenomenon
August 23, 2015: Bigots target OHPI
August 21, 2015: Online Vigilantism and its perils
August 18, 2015: Cyberbullying: Tips and tools to tackle it
August 13, 2015: External Resources on Cyberbullying
June 7, 2015: New Zealand criminalises cyberbullying
June 5, 2015: Restore Australia’s cyberbullying of Mariam Veiszadeh
June 5, 2015: Online Rants and Free Speech
May 8, 2015: Steps taken by Twitter to combat abuse
March 8, 2015: An experience of online violence against women (Australian feminist Caitlin Roper shares her experience of misogynistic cyberbullying)
February 24, 2015: Parents’ Congress to tackle the issue of cyberbullying
January 2, 2013: Bike rage and the aggressive cyclist lobby
October 26, 2013: Digital Self Harm
October 5, 2013: The problem of cyberbullying trolls
Commentary & Media Coverage
September 3, 2015: Radio interview about OHPI’s work combating online hate (K-Rock FM)
September 1, 2015: Calls for online trolls to face harsher legal consequences (3AW)
June 30, 2015: OHPI interviewed on Joy 94.9
June 22, 2015: OHPI quoted in a UNESCO report on online hate
June 20, 2015: Facebook Fails to Protect Free Speech Against Hate
June 4, 2015: Who’s Ben Garrison
June 4, 2015: Article on OHPI’s assistance to Ben Garrison
April 7, 2015: Hackers target Jews online
March 7, 2015: Australian feminist shares her experience of online misogyny (Press release)
March 5, 2015: OHPI welcomes new laws (Press release)
December 15, 2014: New tool in fighting online hate (Australian Jewish News)
December 11, 2014: OHPI: Tracking down the data to combat online hate (The Big Smoke)
December 10, 2014: Hitting Back Against Hate (MX)
December 9, 2014: Fight Against Hate Launched (OHPI Press Release)
October 27, 2014: Facebook: Increased reporting is not the answer to cyberbullying