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.
Campaign (December 2020) – Combating Online Cyber Bullying
During the month of December we will be running a special campaign to combat online Cyber Bullying. The campaign aims to increase the focus on preventing this particular area of online hate. Special donations can be made to support this specific campaign and are welcome at any time.
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.
September 1, 2020: Trolling: the Modern-Day Coliseum
August 25, 2020: Books That Inspire Us to Stand Up Against Online Misogyny
August 19, 2020: Political Trolling and Suicide Incitement on Twitter
August 2, 2020: Unmasking Serious Trolling on Twitter
June 11, 2020: Using Memes to Spread Hate Towards Dwarfism
May 27, 2020: Treading Water in an Ocean of Hate
April 18, 2017: Nathan Sykes an Australian Troll
May 4, 2016: The Facebook bullying of a child
April 17, 2016: Revenge Pornography Study
January 21, 2016: Revenge Porn: What the law must do
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