cyberbully


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cyberbully

A person who uses the Internet and social media to harass or intimidate someone. Tweets and texts are a common cyberbullying venue, and email messages with phony from: addresses are a way to reach people without identifying the sender. An "anonymous blog" keeps the writer's identity a secret but allows the blogger to make harmful comments. See Internet troll, fake news, email spoofing and rage.
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There are many reasons young people cyberbully each other.
Read the debate on pages 22-23 about whether schools should punish students who cyberbully outside of school, then follow the directions below to analyze each author's claims and decide who makes a stronger case.
We found in the present study that parents' age was a determining factor in adolescents' tendency to cyberbully.
Cyberbully, directed by Charles Binam, Common Sense Media, 2011.
Seventy percent (n = 42) of cyberbullying victims named "students inside the school" as perpetrators of the aggression, indicating they had some idea of the identity of the cyberbully.
Youth who are cyberbullied often report feeling emotionally distressed and afraid, as well as angry with the cyberbully (Patchin & Hinduja, 2006; Ybarra, Mitchell, Wolak, & Finkelhor, 2006).
Bragg--the case involving cyberbullying on Facebook and the victim's request to pursue the identity of her cyberbully for a defamation claim anonymously.
In face-to-face bullying the bully can see the impact as the attack happens whereas the cyberbully cannot see any of the outcomes, perhaps resulting in further aggression.
Anyone can be a cyberbully, and such persons usually do not worry about having face-to-face confrontation with their victims.
I promise to be aware of what I say and do on line, how my actions impact others, and will not become a cyberbully.
Some of the methods students can use to cyberbully others include:
Although 21% of students surveyed reported some exposure to cyberbully victimization, only 8% reported exposure more than rarely in the last twelve months.