What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is any type of bullying that takes place using electronic technology.

Cyberbullying can be via e-mails, social media, snap chat or text messages. Bullying is embarrassing pictures, gossip, rumours, fake profiles and any type of communication that is done without a person’s permission.

What is Cyberbullying?One issue with this type of harassment is messages can be posted and reach a wide audience. Not all of the impolite or untrue information can be erased.

Examples of Cyberbullying

Harassment: Harassment follows classic bullying behaviour. it is repetitive in nature and the intention is to cause discomfort, trouble or harm.

E-mail or text threats: Using any type of text messaging or e-mail containing threats, or with the intention to threaten or embarrassment. This can include circulating false rumours about someone, making lewd comments or spamming with unwanted e-mail messages.

Outing and Trickery: This is tricking a teen to reveal embarrassing information and then posting it on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Text wars or text attacks: These occur when bullies gang up on the victim and send thousands of texts. These attacks not only cause emotional distress but create a large cell phone bill.

False Rumours: Circulating false rumours about someone on social networking websites is another bullying tactic.

Publishing lewd comments: These can appear on all social media channels and are especially damaging if the perpetrator is pretending to be someone else.

Posting unflattering pictures: These photos can be photo shopped and be embarrassing.

Impersonating Someone: Another insidious form of cyberbullying is tricking a child/teen to reveal passwords and then assuming their identity. This causes harm by:

  • Setting up fake profiles: The cyberbully can pretend to be you.
  • Stealing passwords: They can get into your accounts and change information. They can change your online profile.
  • Posting message or status updates: This is done from your accounts pretending to be you. They can pretend they are you in on line chat rooms and give personal details.
  • Circulating rumours: This also includes gossip, and derogatory texts
  • Changing an online profile

Cyberbullying is more difficult to escape. It can seem like a joke to the perpetrator but kids who are bullied on line can feel hurt and rejected . This can lead to low self esteem and depression. Cyberbullying should be reported.

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