Bullying occurs when a child or teen experiences unwanted or aggressive behavior which involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying includes an action which can be making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, or purposely excluding someone from a group.
Bullying behaviors can include:
Unwelcome behavior as verbal abuse which can be in the form of name-calling, epithets, and slurs.
Electronic or written statements.
Anything that can be considered as physically threatening, harmful, or humiliating
Posting false information intending to harm or humiliate the person on social media.
Cyber bullying occurs when a child or teen experiences being tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, and embarrassed or being targeted by another person that uses internet and mobile phones.
There has been many issues surrounding young people killing each other and committed suicide after having been cyber bullied.Cyber bullying is not an one-time thing, it can occur several times and is harder to prove since not many would report it.
Examples of Cyber Bullying
Sending someone mean or threatening emails, instant messages, or text messages
Excluding someone from an instant messenger buddy list or blocking their email for no reason
Tricking someone into revealing personal or embarrassing information and sending it to others
Breaking into someone’s email or instant message account to send cruel or untrue messages while posing as that person
Creating websites to make fun of another person such as a classmate or teacher