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Monday, April 28, 2008

Defining Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying uses the new forms of digital communication technologies to harass others. A cyberbully is someone who uses technology to harass, embarrass, intimidate, or stalk someone else.

The methods used can include emails, instant messaging, text messages sent via cell phones, digital photos and all other means of electronic communications.

The cyberbully can send:

· angry and vulgar argumentative messages
· cruel, offensive, and insulting messages
· threats and false promises

The cyberbully can:

· post secrets or embarrassing information, including pictures, for everyone to see
· post gossip or rumors for the explicit purpose of damaging the person’s reputation
· send out messages pretending to be the victim in an attempt to damage that person’s friendships
· alienate the victim from online groups

For more information on cyberbullying and how to prevent and report it review the links below:

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