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In a few words, define cyberbullying?
Have you ever been a victim of cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is when someone uses technology (such as social media, text messages, or websites) to hurt, threaten, or harass someone. It can include sending mean messages, spreading rumors, or pretending to be someone else to hurt someone's reputation. It's important to remember that cyberbullying is wrong and can have serious consequences.
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying: The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Digital Citizenship: The practice of responsible behavior when using technology, such as being respectful of others online and not engaging in cyberbullying. Online Safety: Practices that protect a person's digital identity and data, such as using strong passwords and avoiding revealing personal information online.
The World Health Organization (WHO) considers cyberbullying to be a form of violence. In the US, cyberbullying has been linked to an increase in school absences, lower academic performance and mental health issues. Cyberbullying is not just limited to children and teens. In fact, 1 in 4 adults have been victims of cyberbullying.
Did you know?
Cyberbullying can be considered a form of domestic violence. Cyberbullying can occur through social media, emails, texts, and other online platforms. Cyberbullying can have long-term effects on both the bully and the victim, including increased risk of depression and anxiety.
Did you know?
What are some strategies for responding to cyberbullying?
What is cyberbullying?
- The use of technology to harass, embarrass or intimidate others
- The act of bullying someone in person
- The use of technology to connect with friends
Which one of the following is an example of cyberbullying?
- Posting mean comments on someone's social media page
- Sending a nice text message to a friend
- Complimenting someone's photo on Instagram
How can you help stop cyberbullying?
- Join in and participate with the bully
- Ignore it and hope that it goes away
- Speak out against it and report it when you see it
Which age group is most likely to be affected by cyberbullying?
- Teens and young adults
- Children under five
- Elderly people
What are some consequences for those who engage in cyberbullying?
- More followers on social media platforms, fame, or financial gain.
- Increased popularity among peers.
- Legal action, school suspension, or loss of job opportunities.
What do you think is the best way to address cyberbullying?
- Ignore it
- Report it to a teacher or parent
- Talk to the bully directly
- Talk to a friend or trusted adult