Cyber-bullying and young people : How Hong Kong keeps the new playground safe

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-678
Journal / PublicationComputer Law and Security Review
Issue number5
Online published10 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


The number of people using digital communication technologies and participating in networked public spheres (Twitter and Facebook) has escalated in recent years. While this digital revolution has brought immense benefits to the global society, its ability for anonymous communication, and its ability to generate, manipulate and disseminate digital information which can be accessed instantaneously and continuously has also led to an abuse of these technologies causing irreparable harm to another person's reputation and creates a record that causes serious psychological and emotional trauma. Protecting citizens from these forms of abuse is a priority of most governments. This paper provides an overview of the traditional tort remedies and a summary of the statutory schemes in Hong Kong.

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  • Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance (COIOA), Cyber-bullying, Hong Kong, Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO), Social aggression