Cyberbullying is a type of emotional or verbal abuse carried out over technological platforms.
Cyberbullying comes in many forms. If you have a device that can get online, you can encounter it.
Hurtful text messages: Texts are private so the only the people in the conversation know about them which can make it hard for outside parties to intervene.
Harassing social media posts: Everyone can see public posts and repost them and continue to circulate them – there’s a wider audience viewing the ridicule.
Threatening emails: Cyber bullies can send impersonal emails and feel detached from the outcome without the face to face interaction.
Anonymous apps: A wide audience and anonymity is recipe for cyberbullying disaster.
Compromising pictures: Ever had a picture taken of you that you didn’t like? Imagine what happens when that picture is posted and circulated around social media – not fun.
These are just a few ways cyber bullies can hurt their victims.
Read this article to learn more about how to spot it, report it, prevent it.
Bonus - Test your cyber bullying preparedness by taking the quiz
Canvsly Blog Team.