By: Tyler Burgess
What is Bullying?
It is designed to harm someone's reputation and humiliating them.
This bullying includes:
- lying and spreading rumors
- negative facial or physical gestures, menacing or contemptuous looks
- playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate
- mimicking unkindly
- encouraging others to socially exclude someone
- damaging someone's social reputation or social acceptance.
Cyberbullying can be overt or cover bullying behaviors using digital technologies, including hardware such as computers and smartphones and software such as social media, texts, emails, websites, etc.
Cyberbullying can happen at any time. It can be in public or in private and sometimes only known to the target and the person bullying. It includes:
- Abusive or hurtful texts emails or posts, images or videos
- Deliberately excluding others online
- Nasty gossip or rumors
- Imitating others online or using their log-in.