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  • noun Violence, or its equivalent, carried out in cyberspace or on the Internet.

Etymologies

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cyber- +‎ violence

Examples

  • I have no doubt that all positive change begins with love and not fear, and that violence (even cyberviolence, however we define it) can never be the path to peace.

    On The Weaponization of the Collaborative Web

  • The death of Korea's "national star" has tipped public opinion in favor of instituting tougher regulations against cyberviolence and libel.

    When Words Kill

  • Nearly 200,000 cyberviolence cases were reported last year, up almost 50 percent from a year earlier.

    When Words Kill

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  • "South Koreans, who claim to be the most wired people on earth, have a word for online attacks like those that led to her Choi Jin Sil's death: it translates as 'cyberviolence.' Nearly 200,000 cases (most of them mercifully nonfatal) were reported last year, up nearly 50 percent from a year earlier."

    —B.J. Lee, "Death by Web Posts," Newsweek (Oct. 28, 2008), p. 51

    October 24, 2008