Cyberbullying is a form of bullying or harassment that takes place over digital devices. It is most common among teenagers, but it can happen to anyone.
Cell phones, tablets, computers, and laptops are the main examples of digital devices where cyberbullying takes place. It can occur through texting, SMS, social media accounts, and gaming websites as well.
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The most common places exactly are social media profiles, instant messaging, and phones.
How to prevent cyberbullying, you ask?/Conclusion
Once something is posted to the internet, in all earnest, anyone and everyone can see it. It doesn't take much to tap on that link. If someone posts mean, rude, and hurtful content, it is out there for the world to see, and establishes a permanent record. Colleges and business can see what happens online if they wanted to, and many people hav missed out on going to top colleges and businesses.
Comment from Meanie Bully: No one likes you, Billy Joe Bob.
While there are laws for schools to address cyberbullying, many states don't include these laws, and this is a big reason why cyberbullying still happens and will happen if something isn't changed.
1. Actually address the situation. No one will know about it, or even realize they cyberbully if no one addresses the situation. 2. Treat everyone with respect, even yourself. Stop and think about what you post, before you post. 3. If you see cyberbullying or you are being cyberbullied, talk to an adult you trust to take appropriate measures. Help make a change! If you need help, go to cyberbulllying.gov or call 1800victims. References: cyberbullying.gov