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What is cyber bullying?

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2020 | Bullying and Abuse |

In this day and age, bullying is an extremely serious concern that a lot of parents have when it comes to kids and their interactions with other children. One form of bullying that gained traction, however, is cyber bullying. In order to fully understand how serious cyber bullying is, it helps to know what constitutes cyber bullying. 

According to the United States Government, cyber bullying is any bullying that takes place on digital devices. This can be through text, apps, social media or even SMS. Cyber bullying may include sharing negative or false content about another person. This could range from private information to something that would embarrass or humiliate another person. 

Cyber bullying is more likely to occur over social media like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. There are still instant message devices and text message services that can provide a means for bullying to occur. Often bullying will harm the reputation of those who are involved with the rumor. These cases may end up persistence. When it comes to the digital world, a person can have access to you at any time of day. You may have to deal with cyber bullying at any time of the night. 

A lot of the time, when something winds up on the internet, it may be there forever. Even when deleted, there is a chance that the information is still out there. It can completely ruin a person’s reputation online and even hurt his or her reputation with future employers, colleges and clubs. If you experience bulling or take part in it, you could suffer the consequences for a long time.