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.
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
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.
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.
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?
hi my name is Zack Anthony Wolf, You can find me on Facebook, i think of Cyber bullying as a way to be strong for some kids, even adults. i myself once bullied kids only because i was weak, but i stopped because i found out it was really hurting them, cyber bullying is a very bad thing to do, just to make yourself stronger, when in real life, your just hurting yourself.