What is Cyberbullying?

The definition of cyberbullying is “bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites” (“What is Cyberbullying”). Through all different forms of technology and social media sites, teens are at risk to be bullied. Technology has made it so easy to send insults to each other whether it is through a text message or posting harmful posts and pictures online and some people may not even realize how wrong it is. They may not consider it bullying because it is happening online and they do not think they are being threatening to somebody.

 

The following YouTube video focuses on interviews with several students about social media and cyberbullying. Some questions included are what are the good and bad parts about social media as well as have you ever seen someone being abused online and what can you do to stop it?

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