Bullying happens when a person is repeatedly harassed, mistreated, or made fun of via e-mails, web sites, text messaging, cell phones, video, blogs or any other form of communication that occurs electronically.
This repeated and hostile behaviour that is designed to harm others through the use of internet and computer communications can come from an individual or even a group.
Cyber bullying may include the following activities:
As this kind of bullying can take place anywhere, victims can no longer feel safe within their homes. This in turn causes great distress and negative impact on the victim’s self-esteem and confidence.
Talking to your teachers or parents can make a difference. Your school may have policies in place to deal with bullying and cyber bullying.
While it can be hard to know if your friends are being cyber bullied if you see or know about cyber bullying happening to a friend:
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