• Cyberbullying is when a child is threatened or humiliated by another child or teen using the Internet or mobile phones. It has to have a child on both sides. Once adults become involved, it is called cyberstalking which is never called cyberbullying.
• There are two kinds of cyberbullying, direct attacks, or using others to help cyberbully the victim, this second one often gets adults involved, that’s why it is much more dangerous.
• When there is a case of cyberbullying, kids decide to do this kind of things because of anger or revenge. Sometimes they do it for fun or because they are bored and have a lot of free time. Some do it by accident, for example they send a message to the wrong person or didnt think before they did it. Nerds may defend themselves from traditional bullies through cyberbullying, only to find that they enjoy being the bully. Some girls do it to help a friend or to remind people of their own social standing.
• Preventing cyberbullying• Educating the kids about the consequences helps. Teaching them to respect others and to be against bullying of all kinds helps too. How can you stop it once it starts? Unfortunately, there is not an easy solution when cyberbullying is started. Experts who understand schoolyard bullying often misunderstand cyberbullying, thinking it is just another method of bullying. When you know there is a case of cyberbullying is always better to find out who are the ones involved and talk to them before its to late.
• What is the schools role in this? The school often try to get involved by teaching the student about cyberbullying and its consequences , but it is really difficult because all the problems took place outside the school and the students feel they can do whatever they want, which is in someway true. The school can only teach them, what happens outside the school is not of their business.• Whats the parents role in this? Parents need to be very trusted by kids if they want them to talk about their problems. What happens outside the school is in some way the parent`s responsabillity, making very important for them to be informed about what their children is doing, only them can deal with cyberbullying.