Types of Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying is defined as the sending or posting of damaging or cruel text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices and, it turns out that Cyberbullying can happen in more ways than one.

Experts distinguish several types of cyberbullying:

Flaming: Online fights using electronic messages with angry and vulgar language

Harrassment and stalking: Repeatedly sending cruel, vicious and/or threatening messages

Denigration: Sending or posting gossip or rumors about a person to damage his or her reputation or friendships

Impersonation: Breaking into someone’s email account and using it to send vicious or embarrassing material to others

Outing and trickery: Engaging someone in instant messaging, tricking him or her into revealing sensitive information, and forwarding that information to others

Exclusion: Intentionally excluding someone from an online group

Cyberstalking: Repeated, intense harassment and denigration that includes threats or creates significant fear


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