What Are Bullying and Cyberbullying?

Bullying

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Although definitions of bullying vary, most agree that bullying involves:

  • Imbalance of Power: People who bully use their power to control or harm, and the people being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves
  • Intent to Cause Harm: Actions done (committed) by accident are not bullying; the person bullying has a goal to cause harm
  • Repetition: Incidents of bullying happen to the same person over and over by the same person or group

Types of Bullying

Why Does Bullying Happen

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

 

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