Cyberbullying, Prevention, And Results Of Cyberbullying

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According to The American Heritage College Dictionary, the definition provided for the word cyber is “information processor computer.” In the same manner, bully is defined as “a person who is habitually cruel or overbearing.” When these two words are combined, cyberbullying is best described as someone who uses the computer and access it provides to bully someone. However, there is much more to cyberbullying than they may possibly believe they know: background information about cyberbullying, the types of cyberbullying, prevention, and results of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying; the use of internet, cell phones, other electronic communication devices to spread harmful, embarrassing information about another person. This information can be in the form of text, photos, or videos. (“Cyberbullying” Gale.) There are many types of cyberbullying such as sexual remarks, sending threats, bad language, or exposing embarrassing photos or videos. (“Cyberbullying” Gale.) Cyberbullies usually do those things without the victim’s permission and get a big group of people to come together and gang up on the victim. (“Cyberbullying” Gale.) It’s disappointing to know majority of bullies need more than one person on their side to destroy someone, and mainly for no particular reason but to pick on someone who is not of their caliber. Most bullies operate from a place of insecurity, where they fear someone being better than them, causing the bully to find ways to bring the victim down and pounces
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