What is cyberbullying


Cyberbullying is the misuse of digital technologies or communications to bully a person or a group, typically through messages or actions that are threatening and/or intended to cause offence, anxiety or humiliation.

Examples of cyberbullying

  • Abusive comments, rumours, gossip and threats made using digital communications and/or technologies - this includes internet trolling
  • Sharing pictures, videos or personal information without the consent of the owner and with the intent to cause harm or humiliation
  • Hacking into someone's email, phone or online profiles to extract and share personal information, or to send hurtful content while posing as that person
  • Creating dedicated websites that intend to harm, make fun of someone or spread malicious rumours
  • Pressurising someone to do something they do not want to such as sending a sexually explicit image

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