Cyberbullying is deliberately using digital media to communicate false, embarrassing, or hostile information about or to another person.
Types of Bullying Online:
Gossip: Posting or sending cruel gossip to damage a person’s reputation and relationships with friends, family, and acquaintances.
Exclusion: Deliberately excluding someone from an online group.
Impersonation: Breaking into someone’s e-mail or other online account and sending messages that will cause embarrassment or damage to the person’s reputation and affect his or her relationship with others.
Harassment: Repeatedly posting or sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages.
Cyberstalking: Posting or sending unwanted or intimidating messages, which may include threats.
Flaming: Online fights where scornful and offensive messages are posted on websites, forums, or blogs.
Outing and Trickery: Tricking someone into revealing secrets or embarrassing information, which is then shared online.
Cyberthreats: Remarks on the Internet threatening or implying violent behavior, displaying suicidal tendencies.
Combatting the Cyberbullying Menace:
(See next blog entry: Part 2 of Online Bullying)