Cyberbullying

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Definition

Cyberbullying is defined in legal glossaries as

  • actions that use information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm another or others.
  • use of communication technologies for the intention of harming another person
  • use of internet service and mobile technologies such as web pages and discussion groups as well as instant messaging or text messaging with the intention of harming another person.

Different Facets of Cyberbullying

Cyber Bullying
Cyber Bullying
THE CYBER BULLYING VIRUS

How to stop Cyberbullying

Prevention

Preventing Cyberbullying starts at the source. Make sure your students know the consequences, instill values of respect and responsibility, and make sure that students understand the deadly effects that Cyberbullying can cause to people.

What is the School's role?

Schools can be very effective brokers in working with the parents to stop and remedy Cyberbullying situations. They can also educate the students on cyber-ethics and the law.