This short explanation is taken from my Cybertrauma website where you can visit to learn more about some of the issues faced by young people and adults by going to www.cybertrauma.co.uk
Cybertrauma- A theory and new area of research. To help you understand I have my academic definition below
(work in progress as technology advances).
What is Cybertrauma?
Any trauma that is a result of self- or, other-directed interaction with, mediated through, or from any electronic internet/cyberspace ready device or machine learning algorithm, that results in impact now or the future.
This event/interaction can be multi-modal, multi-platform and multi-interval, delayed, retrospective or immediate, Singular or plural, and may include images, sound, and text and may or may not be vitriolic in nature.
Events may include covert and overt typology and may be virtual and corporeal and/or at the same time.