Cyber Bullying

What is Cyber Bullying?

Cyber Bullying is when an electronic device is used to attack or defame the character of a real person. Often embarrassing or false information about the victim is posted in an online forum where the victim and those who know the victim can see it publicly.

Cyber-bullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who desires no further contact with the sender. It may also include threats or sexual remarks.

A Cyber Bully may announce a victim’s private personal information on websites or forums. Cyber bullies have even been known to impersonate their victim for the purpose of defaming the person, stealing private personal information, or trying to humiliate the person in a public setting. Many bullies will try to instigate others to also gang up on the victim.

Responding to a Cyber Bully

The best way to respond to a cyber bully is to ignore their threats and contact and go to someone you trust with the events that have happened. It is much better to nip the problem in the bud than to let it linger and get worse. If the cyber bully is someone from your school, you should tell a teacher or administrator so that they can handle the problem in the best manner and with authority. It is best to ignore the bully at this point. They want you to respond so that you set yourself up for another attack.

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