"Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others.
The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power..."
Cyberbullying "is the use of Information Technology to harm or harass other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. According to U.S. Legal Definitions, Cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials severely defaming and humiliating them.
With the increase in use of these technologies, cyberbullying has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers."
- Words in the News: Cyber Bully
"The Daily Mail leads on a mother who has won a landmark legal case against Facebook after being sent death threats by so-called internet ‘trolls’." Full story >>
+ VOCABULARY + LINKS
- Cyberbullying Glossary
ex.: "Cyberstalking: Repeated harassment that includes threats of harm or that is highly intimidating and intrusive upon one’s personal privacy. "
- Bystander - A person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part
- Bullying - Vocabulary List - with definitions
ex.: Bullycide = "Death due to suicide as a result of being bullied"
Bullying - Mind map