What Is Cyberbullying?

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What is Cyberbullying?

RUMORS, EMBARRASSING PICTURES, HARASSING MESSAGES, FAKE PROFILES, AND OTHER AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR CREATED THROUGH A VARIETY OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS. EXAMPLES INCLUDE:

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Text Messages

 

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Emails

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Social Media

 

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Video Games

 

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Websites

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Online chats

 

More About Cyberbullying

 

Bullying is repetitious, unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Like bullying, cyberbullying can take many forms, but all instances of cyberbullying include repeated aggressive behavior online or on a digital platform. Both kids who are bullied and those who bully others may develop harmful or serious lasting problems.

If cyberbullying is the issue, then online/digital safety, education, and supervision is the solution.

Kids need:

  • A trusted adult to talk with
  • Online monitoring
  • Safety education
  • An advocate to intervene
  • Support
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What Is Cyberbullying?