"But that doesn't mean these videos aren't bullying. Shaheen Shariff is a professor at McGill University and the director of the Define the Line research program, which examines cyberbullying.
"I always talk about beginning the line. In this case they have definitely crossed the line and can be sued under various different legal options."
Legal action, of course, may be beyond the means of those depicted in these videos. Shariff said cyberbullying like this is a pervasive issue online that often targets already marginalized people.
"Ultimately cyberbullying, as I’ve always said, is about a lack of education, and it’s really embedded in our culture, in our society," she said."