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Cyberbullying is bullying with the use of digital technologies. It can take place on social media, messaging platforms, gaming platforms and mobile phones. It is repeated behaviour, aimed at scaring, angering or shaming those who are targeted. Examples include:

  • spreading lies about or posting embarrassing photos of someone on social media
  • sending hurtful messages or threats via messaging platforms
  • impersonating someone and sending mean messages to others on their behalf. 

Face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying can often happen alongside each other. But cyberbullying leaves a digital footprint – a record that can prove useful and provide evidence to help stop the abuse.

If you are worried about your safety or something that has happened to you online, urgently speak to an adult you trust. Or visit Child Helpline International to find help in your country.

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What is bullying?

Kids and pupils have always been teasing and huffing each other. Not every verbal or non verbal aggression is considered bullying though.

We call it bullying when:

  • Kids are harassed over a longer period of time
  • The same kids are always the victims
  • There is a difference in power between the bullying kids and the victims
  • The bullying attacks are usually performed in hidden environments (so that teachers and adults can't see it)

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The Science of Social Media

Studying social media and its effects on people is extremely difficult to achieve because social media companies don't really share data with researchers. However, what we can tell you is that the science behind social media is broken and we should be open to the possibility of its effects may they be positive or negative.

For all, we know it could be just like the time studies proved that violent video games don't really cause real-world aggression.

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