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What is Cyberbullying?

What is Cyberbullying?

Key Learning:

  1. Cyberbullying is defined as using digital-communication tools to make another person feel angry, sad, or scared, usually again and again.
  2. Over 59% of teens have been the target of some type of cyberbullying
Cyberbullying

According to Common Sense Media, cyberbullying is the use of digital-communication tools (such as the Internet and cell phones) to make another person feel angry, sad, or scared, usually again and again. (Learn about the different roles kids play in a cyberbullying situation.)

The most common places cyberbullying occurs:

  • Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter
  • Text Messages
  • Instant Message within apps such as GroupMe, What’s App, and Messenger
  • Email

Examples of cyberbullying include sending hurtful texts or instant messages, posting embarrassing photos or video on social media, and spreading mean rumors online or with cell phones.

If you’re trying to figure out whether your kid is being cyberbullied, think about whether the offender is being hurtful intentionally and repeatedly. If the answer is no, the offender might simply need to learn better online behavior. If the answer is yes, take it seriously.

Majority of teens have been the target of cyberbullying
Source: Pew Research Center
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