Examples Of Cyberbullying In Social Media

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Identify cyberbullying in social media Marian Adelina Elena, Internet Systems Engineering, UPB 2017 1. Introduction Cyberbullying is becoming a major concern in our today’s society, fueled by the rise of social media platforms in the last decade. 1.1. Background and problem definition 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. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. [3] This practice is defined as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves real or perceived power imbalance” [3]. Bullies are using their power obtained from their social status or wealth to control or harm their victims. Usually their actions are repetitive and could involve physical attacks, not only emotional. Willard identified in 2006 [11] the following cyberbullying behaviors: • Flaming. Use of violent messages that try to induce verbal contrasts inside forums • Harassment. Repeated sending of offensive and unpleasant messages. • Denigration. Insulting or defaming someone online through rumors, gossip and lies in order to damage the reputation of a person. • Impersonation. Identity theft: an attacker can

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