• Cyberbullying is when people use technology to harass or intimidate others.
• It differs from traditional bullying in that it can reach wider audiences and be more damaging because it has a larger impact.
• Cyberbullying can take many forms, including online harassment, spreading false information or rumors, and posting embarrassing pictures or videos.
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. It can take many forms including online harassment, spreading false information or rumors about someone, and posting embarrassing pictures or videos of them without their permission.
How Does Cyberbullying Differ From Traditional Bullying?
Unlike traditional bullying which typically occurs in person and between two people, cyberbullying can happen anywhere at any time and involve a much wider audience. This means that the effects of cyberbullying can be more severe as its reach is greater than physical bullying.
Examples of Cyberbullying
Some common examples of cyberbullying include: sending threatening messages; sharing embarrassing photos or videos; impersonating someone else online; creating websites to attack someone; sending cruel text messages; falsely reporting someone’s account as spam; and spreading malicious rumors about a person on social media sites.
Consequences Of Cyberbullying
The consequences of cyberbullying can be severe for both victims and perpetrators alike. Victims may suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor academic performance, loneliness and even thoughts of suicide. Additionally, those who engage in cyberbullying may face legal action if their actions are considered criminal offenses such as stalking or harassment.
To prevent cyberbulling it’s important to set clear rules for appropriate online behavior with your children or students and to monitor their activity on devices closely. Additionally teaching them how to respond if they see someone being bullied online can help them understand the importance of standing up for what is right and speaking out against injustice when they witness it happening to others