What Counts As Cyber Bullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. Online threats, rude texts, and mean tweets, posts, or messages all count. So does posting personal information or videos designed to hurt or embarrass someone else.

Cyberbullying also includes photos, messages, or pages that don’t get taken down, even after the person has been asked to do so. In other words, it’s anything that gets posted online and is deliberately intended to hurt.

In some situations, cyberbullying is considered harassment. Intimidation or mean comments that focus on things like a person’s gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, or physical differences fall into this category. Whether it’s done in person or online, this type of meanness counts as discrimination and is against the law in many states. That means law enforcement could get involved, and bullies may face serious penalties. READ MORE


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