Social Media is not a freedom wall. You have to be responsible because there are consequences to every misdeed.
Cyber – Bullying
Forms of Cyber-bullying
- Repeated sending of offensive, rude and insulting message, distributing of belittling information about the victim.
- Posting or sending of offensive photos of the victim, whether digitally altered or not or were taken with or without consent.
- Any form of publicizing content as long as it has intention to humiliate and embarrass the victim.
Internet Libel is a public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status or circumstance tending to cause the dishonor, discredit, or contempt of a natural**** or juridical person*****, or to blacken the memory of one who is dead by means of writings committed through a computer system or any other similar means which may be devised in the future. This definition is from Art. 353 of the Revised Penal Code and Art. 4c (1) of R.A. 10175***.
Me, The Victim – The Experience
Sorry for the jargons
*Damages are awards, typically of money, to be paid to a person as compensation for loss or injury.
** House Bill 5718 is known as the proposed “Anti-Cyber Bullying Act of 2015” and is not yet a law.
***R.A. 10175 refers to The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012
****Natural Persons refer to Human Beings
*****Juridical Persons refer to entities such as firms and corporations created by law and recognized as a legal entity having distinct identity, legal personality, and duties and rights.