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Meaning of "intimidation"

7 Meaning of "intimidation"

(1) For the purposes of this Act,
"intimidation" of a person means--
(a) conduct (including cyberbullying) amounting to harassment or molestation of the person, or
Note : An example of cyberbullying may be the bullying of a person by publication or transmission of offensive material over social media or via email.
(b) an approach made to the person by any means (including by telephone, telephone text messaging, e-mailing and other technologically assisted means) that causes the person to fear for his or her safety, or
(c) any conduct that causes a reasonable apprehension of injury to a person or to a person with whom he or she has a domestic relationship, or of violence or damage to any person or property.
(2) For the purpose of determining whether a person's conduct amounts to intimidation, a court may have regard to any pattern of violence (especially violence constituting a domestic violence offence) in the person's behaviour.

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