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  • What is cyberbullying

    What is cyberbullying

    Cyberbullying, also known as electronic bullying or online social cruelty, is the use of information or electronic communication technologies to bully others. Methods include bullying that takes place:
    • through email
    • through instant messaging
    • in a chat room
    • on a website or gaming site
    • through digital messages or images sent to a cellular phone
    Distinct challenges exist with cyberbullying as aggressors find it easier to hide their identity and may have greater accessibility to their target due to the 24-hour cycle of text messages and email and social media.