Behind the screen: assessing needs for the prevention and elimination of cyberviolence against young women in New Brunswick
In recent years, communication technologies have had a profound impact on the ways in which individuals and groups interact with one another. In Canada, high-profile cases of cyberviolence are forcing communities to engage more deeply with issues of online violence and bullying, including the ways in which these forms of aggression are directed at young women. Cyberviolence can be broadly defined as harm caused by one individual or group to another using cyber-technologies including the internet, mobile phones, applications, and social media. Cyberviolence can include bullying, harassment, non-consensual sharing of intimate images, luring, or images of child sexual abuse. The issue of cyberviolence can be framed in many ways - as an issue related to mental health, public health and safety, or as an issue related to violence against women. This report examines cyberviolence against young women in the context of New Brunswick.