Cyber Bullying

By Hannah Thurman

The Defintion of Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. It is the use of digital technologies with an intent to offend, humiliate, threaten, harass or abuse somebody.

7 out of 10 young people have been victims of cyber bullying.

Prevent Bullying

Any Body Can Be Bullied

Cyber bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Kids who are being cyber bullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyber bullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior. Cyber bullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night. Cyber bullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source. Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent. You can learn about cyber bulling at these websites http://www.kidsdata.org/ http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/

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