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Glossary Term: Technology-facilitated Sexual Violence or Harassment


Online or technology-facilitated sexually-based behavior that constitutes or leads to harm against the physical, psychological and/or emotional state of an individual or group. It includes but is not limited to online or technology-facilitated sexual comments or advances; attempts to obtain a sexual act; threats and intimidation; sexual coercion; spreading rumours; sending damaging messages, photos or videos; impersonations; and other forms of online or technology-facilitated sexually-based behaviour that damage a person's feelings, self-esteem, reputation, and/or mental health.
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