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Cyber Bullying

Cyber-bullying or online bullying is any type of bullying that happens online. Unlike bullying that takes place offline, online bullying can follow the child wherever they go and it can sometimes feel like there’s no escape or safe space.
This type of bullying can affect someone not just at school, but at home as well. Because it takes place in the virtual world, it goes beyond the boundaries at school, and during school hours. It can happen anytime and can make someone feel upset or threatened even in his / her own home. Basically, cyber bullying isbullying where the doer uses new technology such as websites, text messages, social networking sites and emails to embarrass, demean, harass, intimidate, or threaten other people. Bullying also involves an imbalance of power (e.g. a group ganging up on an individual or someone much more confident picking on someone who is less confident) or Repeatedly picking on someone over the phone, email, website or online forum (e.g. sending messages to the same person over and over)