Cyberbullying

What is cyberbullying? Well, according to Wikipedia.org, it is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. The cyberbullying term was first used by Bill Belsey, who is an anti-bullying activist from Canada.





Cyberbullying is so different than regular bullying. When you are being bullied at school or in your neighborhood, you know who is doing it. Unfortunately, cyberbullying allows the "bully" to be anonymous. They can hide behind fake email addresses and usernames that can mask who they really are. The bully can be your friend at school, but can taunt you online and you not even know it.

It seems that everyone always has their cell phone, iPad, and smartphone with them at all times. They are connected to the Internet, Facebook, texting, and more, throughout the day. This gives the cyberbully ample opportunity to harass and invade the victim every second of the day.

To learn some helpful tips on how to prevent or respond to cyberbullying, click here.

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