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How can you define cyber bullying?

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May 18, 2021  ( 1 post )  
Lorry Loose (lijam73484)

Bullying on the Internet can be very different. There are several important definitions to help you understand the categories of online violence. If “bullying” is a manifestation of physical or psychological violence towards others in general, then “cyber bullying” is the same violence, only in the digital space.


It is important to remember that cyberbullying is more of a general definition for different types of online bullying and should not be confused with cyberbullying and cyberbullying.


Cyber bullying is a type of violence in the digital environment, implemented through electronic text (messages and comments). To read more about the topic you can check cyber bullying essays where there are many examples of such actions. 


Cyber bullying is causing harm to a person through prolonged pressure in the Internet space: harassment, spreading rumors, intimidation.




Cyber bullying examples


There are many ways to hurt a person. For example, write a toxic comment under a photo, insult in a group chat or on a wall in a social network, troll, post data or details from your personal life. The most common reason for cyber bullying is appearance, sexual orientation and activity on the Internet.


Most often, a person cannot defend against cyberbullying by himself, but only a small part of users are ready to support the victim of bullying on the network.


Researchers have found that:


  • 52% of respondents have never stood up for anyone on the Internet,
  • 65% consider public support to be pointless,
  • 13% are afraid that aggression will spread to them,
  • 20% believe that they are powerless and can do nothing to support the victim of cyberbullying.


Now some social networks talk about how to protect yourself from bullying in the online space. For practical tips, check out the Safety Center or Instagram's, Twitter's or Facebook's Guidelines.


What to do when cyber bullying happens


  • It is best to consult a psychologist to work out the problem. Schoolchildren can get support from an educational psychologist who works in their school.
  • Cyberbullying victim assistance programs can help children and parents to sort out a conflict situation.
  • The cyberbullying victim assistance service will also provide psychological support.
    To protect yourself from aggression, try to learn how to defend your boundaries and talk about your feelings.
  • Don't forget that you can always stop communicating with people who are hurting on the Internet.
  • All social networks have a function to block unwanted users. Just block the aggressor, thereby blocking his access to further negative actions.