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Patrick08
Patrick08 asks:
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What is cyber bullying?

I've been hearing about cyberbullying more and more in the news, but I'm not quite sure what cyberbullying consists of, and whether or not I should be worried about it.
In Topics: Children and the internet, Cyber bullying
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JeanneBrockmyer
Jul 22, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Cyberbullying is a new, technology-based, form of bullying among children and teens.   The bully sends messages that demean, insult, aggravate, or denigrate the victim.  Cyberbullying can happen simply, by text or e-mail, or more complicatedly, by social networking sites like Facebook where the messages are quickly and widely spread.
Parents need to be aware of this possibility, just as they need to be aware of "typical" bullying.  
Unfortunately, any child is at risk of being bullied and probably most children are bullied at some time. The outcome of bullying depends on the child's willingness to tell others about the bullying, the child's resilience, and the child's support system.
Dr. Brockmyer

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi,

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that occurs online, and includes:    

>Sending mean, vulgar, or threatening messages or images
>Posting sensitive, private information about another person
>Pretending to be someone else in order to make that person look bad
>Intentionally excluding someone from an online group

Here are some resources on Education.com to learn more about cyberbullying and what you can do about it:
http://www.education.com/topic/what-you-need-to-know-cyberbullying/
http://www.education.com/special-edition/bullying/cyberbullying/

Another related resource that I would also recommend you check out:

Parenting in the Digital World
http://www.education.com/special-edition/digital-world/

Thanks for visiting JustAsk and asking your question!
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Xannie
Xannie writes:
(for parent)

Your kid will get cyberbullied, I'm sorry, but at some point it will happen. It is a 100% blessing in disguise, though.

With me, it helped me toughen up, and pushed me to grow up all that more, because not everyone and everything in life is going to be nice, and the sooner someone learns that the better.

(for teacher)

If a child comes to you for help about bullying virtually verbally or physically please find some time to talk to them and help them, it would mean so much to them.

It's actually really hard to ask someone for help as a child in these times.

Best wishes,

Xannie
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joymali
joymali writes:
Cyber bullying - is bullying which uses e-technology as a means of victimising others. It is the use of an Internet service or mobile technologies - such as e-mail, chat room discussion groups, instant messaging, webpages or SMS (text messaging) - with the intention of harming another person.

It is very common among kids and teens.

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Marebear
Marebear , Student writes:
Cyber bulling is just like bulling, only it occurs through text messages, facebook, and other chatting sites. Cyber bulling is a serious for of bulling and should be handled correctly. All you have to do to avoid cyber bulling is make sure you don't leave a mean comment, send a mean text or anything like that. If you do, you will upset other people, be seen as a bully, and might be bullied in response.
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batty65
batty65 writes:
go to www.brainpop.com and type cyberbullying because thats how i found out.
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bobbykrish
bobbykrish writes:
dnt knw
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EdieRaether
EdieRaether , Teacher writes:
Cyberbullying: Harassment That Never Ends
Cyberbullying has become the fastest growing form of bullying and can be much more damaging and harmful than the traditional schoolyard bullying. Those who have been bullied and have themselves been bullies show a higher incidence of anxiety, depression and absenteeism than those who were only bullies or only victims. Those who had no involvement in cyberbullying had the highest self-esteem and academic performance.

With the more traditional schoolyard bullying, it all ends at about 3:00 p.m. and you get a break from it, assuming you return to a supportive home life. With cyberbullying, the attacks may be there 24/7 and can spread to thousands in just days. There is no supervision, so how do you stop it?

read more at http://stopbullyingwithedie.com/how-to-stop-cyberbullying/

Good synergy to make this happen!

Edie Raether M.S., CSP
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