Cyberbullying

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by marvellousmelissa
Last updated 6 years ago

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Psychology

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Cyberbullying

From the dictionary:‘The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.’Cyberbullying occurs when a child or a teen is threatened or harassed by another child or teen through the internet, mobile phones or any other digital technology.

Cyberbullying

What is cyberbullying?

For cyberbullying to take place, both parties have to be minors (children and teenagers). If one party is an adult, it will be called cyber harassment instead.

TYPES OF CYBERBULLYING

Harassment

Flaming

Masquerading

Exclusion

Outing

It involves sending offensive and malicious messages to an individual or a group. It is often repeated multiple times.

It refers to online argument or public bullying directed at individuals or a group through instant messaging or text messages.

It refers to cyber bullies creating a fake identity or impersonating someone to harass someone else anonymously

It involves bullies sharing private photos, information or videos of someone publicly.

Exclusion occurs when someone intentionallysingles and leaves a person out from an online group such as chats and sites.

Cyberbullying can cause the victims to become lonely, as it will affect how their friends view them.

Impacts of Cyberbullying

Social Impact

Cyberbullying can lead to depression and low self-esteem.

Emotional Impact

Cyberbullying is a crime, and it is punishable by law.

Legal Impact

Strategies to prevent cyberbullying

> Make a hard copy of the material the cyberbully has posted and send it to the cyberbully’s parents to solicit their help in ceasing this problematic behavior.

> Tighten up security and preference settings to limit access to trusted sources.

> File a police report to ensure that the bully will stop cyberbullying you in the future.

Sources:http://www.cyberbullyhotline.com/blog/effective-cyberbullying-prevention-strategies/http://www.endcyberbullying.org/5-different-types-of-cyberbullying/https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=define+cyberbullying&oq=define+cyberbullying&aqs=chrome..69i57.4885j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8


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