What is cyberbullying?
Cyber bullying (online bullying) is when a person or a group of people uses the internet, email, online games or any other kind of digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else.
It can take many forms, and cyberbullies often use a mix of different forms. The most common are:
- Group chats where one or two people post unpleasant messages about others and ask the group to agree – often the target is added to the group so they can see it.
- Mini surveys or quizzes with question like “Who likes Bob?”, “Who thinks Bob is Ugly” – they are designed to get people to give negative answers.
- Pages or groups set up to target a person on social media. These are filled with nasty comments, edited photos, nasty videos etc. Often used to Denigrate someone – post information that is fake, damaging and untrue.
- Short videos such as Tik-Tok being unpleasant to someone, or showing them being physically humiliated
- Flaming. This is when someone uses really extreme and offensive language and gets into online arguments. They do this to get a reaction and enjoy the fact it upsets someone
- Impersonation. This is when someone makes a fake profile pretending to be someone else and use the person's online identity to send or post vicious or embarrassing material to /about others to get them to fall out with the person being impersonated
- Exclusion. This is when others leave someone out of a group such as group messages, online apps, gaming sites etc.
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