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Cyber bullying

Cyber bullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. The term "cyber bullying" was first coined and defined by Canadian educator and anti-bullying activist Bill Belsey, as "the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others." Cyber bullying has subsequently been defined as "When the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person".

Cyber bullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender, but it may also include threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e., hate speech), ganging up on victims by making them the subject of ridicule in forums, and posting false statements as fact aimed at humiliation. You can stop this by reporting it when you discover the bullying. This way, whoever is bullying will learn their lesson. Whenever a cyber bullying crime is committed on you, don't retaliate. This will make matters worse. You need to make sure you save the evidence as well in case further repercussions are taken. Block the bully if possible. Most of all, don't be a cyber bully towards other people.

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