What is cyberbullying and how can you spot it?

What is cyberbullying and how can you spot it?

Cyberbullying could range from “fat-shaming” on social media, where users post nasty comments about your weight and/or appearance when you post a photo on Instagram, to even more aggressive forms of bullying.

Is cyberbullying really that bad?

Some people may think cyberbullying is not something very serious, but it actually is. In my opinion, cyberbullying is probably worse than the normal kind of face-to-face bullying.

Is cyberbullying a new type of bullying?

Cyberbullying is a new type of bullying now that the Internet has come into existence. However, it has become a big problem over time. Cyberbullying is when a person or group of people tease,…

Should social media companies be responsible for cyberbullying?

Since cyberbullying occurs mostly on social media networks, the social media companies should be somewhat responsible for cyberbullying. It is occurring on their networks. These billion-dollar…

Cyberbullying is bullying with the use of digital technologies. It can take place on social media, messaging platforms, gaming platforms and mobile phones. It is repeated behaviour, aimed at scaring, angering or shaming those who are targeted. Examples include:

What are the effects of cyberbullying on society?

The feeling of being laughed at or harassed by others, can prevent people from speaking up or trying to deal with the problem. In extreme cases, cyberbullying can even lead to people taking their own lives. Cyberbullying can affect us in many ways.

What can you do to help stop cyberbullying?

Also, the first line of defense against cyberbullying could be you. Think about where cyberbullying happens in your community and ways you can help – by raising your voice, calling out bullies, reaching out to trusted adults or by creating awareness of the issue. Even a simple act of kindness can go a long way.

What are some examples of cyberbullying?

Examples include: 1 spreading lies about or posting embarrassing photos of someone on social media 2 sending hurtful messages or threats via messaging platforms 3 impersonating someone and sending mean messages to others on their behalf.