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Definitions Edit

Happy slapping is

Overview Edit

"Happy slapping has been called a youth craze which began in school playgrounds in which groups of teenagers slap or attack unsuspecting children or passers-by while capturing the attacks on camera or videophones."[3]

"The name can refer to any type of violent assault, not just slapping — even rape and sexual assaults have been classified as 'happy slapping' by the media. Originally, the defining feature of happy slapping was an effort by the attacker to make the assault seem like play, though some happy slappers indulge in extreme violence. Often those found performing such activities will say they were just 'happy slapping', asserting that they were just kidding."[4]

References Edit

  1. Developments in Internet Filtering Technologies and Other Measures for Promoting Online Safety, Glossary, at 100.
  2. Good Practice Guidance for the Providers of Social Networking Guidance and Other User Interactive Services, at 13 n.17.
  3. Id.
  4. Id. at 51.

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