Abusive Online Conduct: Discrimination and Harassment in Cyberspace

Gumbus, Andra; Meglich, Patricia
October 2013
Journal of Management Policy & Practice;2013, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p47
Academic Journal
Discrimination and harassment that were once committed in real time have now moved to the online environment. Discrimination and harassment on the Internet take many forms and can be more damaging and insidious than the face-to-face forms of abuse. This conceptual paper looks at two types of abusive online conduct that have emerged due to the proliferation of the Internet in our lives: Weblining and cyberbullying. These topics are examined from an ethical perspective with a focus on gender and racial discrimination issues.


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