According to Brown and Demaray (2010),
“Cyberbulling is an individual or group
willfully using information and
communication involving electronic
technologies to facilitate deliberate and
repeated harassment of threat to another
individual or group by sending or posting
cruel text and/or graphics using technological
Brown and Demaray (2010) describe how
cyber bullying is different from traditional
bullying. First, bullies have more access to
victims than the traditional form of bullying.
They can contact their victims through email,
cell phone or any electronic communication.
Second, the audience can grow rapidly
because technology can reach many people
at one time.
Third, because technology allows anonymity,
bullies are able to act harsher than they
would in person. There is limited protection
to the victim if the bully remains anonymous.
According to McNamara (2007), there are
solutions online that may aid in stopping
bullying. Some social-networking websites
do not allow abusive language and accounts
can be closed if it is reported.
According to Hardcastle (2010), the most
important thing that a victim can do when
being cyber bullied is to not respond to them.
Instead of responding, the victim should go
the teachers and parents for help.
Brown, C. F., Demaray, Ph. D., M.K. (2010). School-Based
Cyber bullying Interventions
In the Bullying Special Edition Contributor. Retrieved from
Hardcastle, Mike. (2010). What is Cyber Bullying? Retrieved
from www.about.com:teen advice.
McNamara, M. (Feb. 15, 2007). Cyber-Bullying is a Growing
Menace to Kids. Retrieved from
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