Common Characteristics Of Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying Cyberbullying is bullying that has been made possible through technological products such as cellular phones and the World Wide Web. With the accessibility of free email services, a single child who is a suspect of cyberbullying can communicate with a cyberbullied victim using many identities and a lot of e-mail addresses. Cyberbullying is also called online social cruelty, and electronic bullying. A website that was dedicated to educating parents about cyberbullying called it social terror by technology. Diane Sawyer referred to cyber bullying as an “emotional wielding” and “going for the emotional jugular.” Cyberbullying includes the use of email, instant messaging, Web pages, blogs, chat rooms or discussion groups, digital images or messages sent to a cellular phone, online gaming, and other information communication technologies. Peter Smith and some of his colleagues called cyberbullying “An aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and overtime against a victim who cannot easily defend themselves.” Cyber vandalism Cyber vandalism includes the introduction of viruses and worms, web defacement, and denial-of-service attacks. Common characteristics of cyber vandals are some desire to exhibit their technical ability and advantage, some wish to focus the exposure of computer security systems, some want to spy on other people’s private financial and personal information also known as

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