Cyberbullying

What is a Cyberbully?

 

"Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.

 

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The Tools the Bullies Use

Email ? Texting ? Online Polls

Social Networks/Blogging ? Websites

 

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Types of Cyberbullies

"Mean Girls" - Groups

Internet/Game Bully

The Power Bully

The Vengeful Angel

 

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The Consequences

Youth who are cyber bullied experience an array of emotions, none of them positive. Research shows teens who are cyber bullied report feeling: angry, depressed, embarrassed, scared for their safety, scared for their life and in some cares suicidal.

 

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