What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of digital-communication tools (such as the Internet and cell phones) to make another person feel angry, sad, or scared, usually again and again. (Learn about the different roles kids play in a cyberbullying situation.)

Examples of cyberbullying include sending hurtful texts or instant messages, posting embarrassing photos or video on social media, and spreading mean rumors online or with cell phones.

If you're trying to figure out whether your kid is being cyberbullied, think about whether the offender is being hurtful intentionally and repeatedly. If the answer is no, the offender might simply need to learn better online behavior. If the answer is yes, take it seriously.

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Kid, 8 years old

Cyber bullying is bullying,taunting,harassing or/and threatining other innocent people.
Kid, 11 years old

Cyberbullying is when people make fun of, tease, taunt, harass others ,online and it is against the law
Teen, 13 years old written by johnl621

cyberbullying are people how bully others on line or haras i think i spelled it right and be mean and call you names
Kid, 8 years old

Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.
Adult written by Kaguas

Cyberbullying is basically when your kid is being bullied online. Except in text. Make your kid be involved in only safe online environments.
written by Jimmy brew

Cyber bullying is when you post inappropriate pictures or write offensive letters to kids for example "F--- you,retard"
Kid, 12 years old

Cyberbullying (from my view), is being hurtful on the internet. Cyberbullies spread hate on and through social media because they don't usually have the courage to say it to someones face. It's something that is cowardly, but very affective. Talk with your children and make sure they know it's not okay to bully back