Cyberbullying - National Bullying Prevention Center
Just as the use of technology itself has evolved, so has the ability to bully. Bullying, once restricted to the school or neighborhood, has now moved into the online world. Bullying through the use of technology is referred to as “cyberbullying.” Cyberbullying is the use of technology to repeatedly and intentionally harass, hurt, embarrass, humiliate, or intimidate another person. As adults, thinking back, it was just a generation ago that kids and teens were asking their parents for a phone in their room — maybe even one with a separate line or three-way calling — so they could easily and somewhat privately connect with more friends. Today, a kid or teen’s desire to connect with friends has not changed, but the options for doing so have grown tremendously. Cyberbullying can happen anywhere there is online social interaction. Cyberbullying: Definition and Dynamics 1. electronic forms of contact 2. an aggressive act 3. intent 4. repetition 5. harm to the target (Hutson, 2016 ) Persistent.
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