online harassment

Female Internet Users in Mumbai Negotiate Intimacy and Harm

"The internet has its dangers but is not a dangerous place"

Context

Current directions and recent actions in information and communications technology (ICT) law and policy reflect anxieties around cyberterrorism, resulting in greater regulation of cybercafes, a preoccupation with censoring “obscene” content and protection of children from online harm and sexual content. There are two problems with this: one, that these concerns are not derived from an evidence base and two, that the realities of women users and young people are notably absent.

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