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Cyberbullying

What is Cyberbullying?  It is a crime where a person bullies or threatens another person through the Internet. It involves sending threatening messages to a person or sharing rumors and incorrect information about a person in public with an intention to insult or threaten by the use various digital devices, such as the mobile phones and computers, and communication methodologies, such as the email messages, text messages, games, and social media for bullying.

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying examples

  • Threaten to post offensive, abusive or malign information about others in social media.
  • Passing nasty comments about photos, videos of others in social media or chat.
  • Threaten to upload personal photos or videos in social media websites, photo/video sharing sites and via messenger tools.

Cyberbullying Statistics

Below are the Cyberbullying statistics

Infographic: Where Cyberbullying Is Most Prevalent | Statista

You will find more infographics at Statista

How to prevent Cyberbullying

Some of the measures that will help you to protect from cyberbullying are listed here:

Set Privacy: Ensure that your personal information is available only to your friends or acquaintances. Most of the social media or networking websites provide you with privacy options to set the level of information that can be shared among different groups of people.

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Help Kids understand bullying: Talk to the kids about bullying and it’s consequence. Make sure kids informs about bullying and get required help if gets affected. 

Never bully: Do not participate in cyberbullying. Never forward information that bullies, embarrass, or hurt others.

Report cyberbullying: If you are faced with cyberbullying, report it immediately to the online service providers, and if there is no result, register a complaint with the cyber crime investigation cell of the police.

US Government had developed a website to help kids understand about bullying and to help prevent it.

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