occurs when someone does something mean to you online or using a mobile phone. It is a form of bullying often carried on over the Internet.
cyberbully might do something as simple as calling you a baby or
something as terrible as threatening to kill you. The person who
bullies might be a known or unknown person. It is best to be alert
against cyberbullying at all times.
Today most young people use
the Internet and mobile phones in their work and play. When these
gadgets are used to harass other people or tease them, they become
weapons for cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can happen anywhere a person
can be reached through a computer or mobile phone.
cyberbullies take on false names to avoid detection. A cyberbully
might say something mean about you, and threaten to circulate private
information about you (such as telephone numbers, addresses and even
e-mail passwords) to others. They do this to cause us shame, or
even to extract valuable information or money from us. We should never
respond to such threats; instead we should refer them to our parents
and teachers at the earliest.
Basically, cyberbullying is
bullying on the net. This is likely to be a major form of bullying in
the 21st century, so we should all fight this together.