Recently I've been learning about cyberbullying for a class project. I'm going to go over what I've learned. Let's start by defining bullying and cyberbullying.
Bullying is repeated unwanted behavior from one student to another. Bullying takes place face to face.
Cyberbullying is similar to bullying, except it takes place through technology. There are many different things that count as cyberbullying.
Some places cyberbullying can occur: -social media -text messaging -email
Where does it occur and what counts as cyberbullying?
Actions that count as cyberbullying: -posting negative information about someone -directly sending harmful messages -spreading rumors about a person online
If someone is cyberbullying you, it is best to not reply. Tell your parents or a trusted adult as they will know how to handle the situation. Your parents may be able to talk to the bully's parents or your school and put a stop to it.
Those are the basics of cyberbullying. I explained what it is and how to handle it! Hopefully this makes you feel more prepared to handle these kinds of situations.