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, 11 years old

Cyberbullying, put simply, is just another kind of bullying, but through the internet.
Kid, 10 years old

Question: Would it be cyber bullying if you built something awesome in minecraft but some one destroyed it? That Happened to me one time. It was on. A server
Parent written by Movies_Life

Cyber bullying is another form of bullying just not face to face. Usually with technology. Children send mean, rude and hurtful messages to other children who have no control over it but can only just ignore it. Commonly this happens on social media site (ex. Instagram, twitter, snapchat, etc.) People write mean comments and gossip about children who don't know about it. This mostly happens through school or areas where children are socializing. Some kids find it funny and cool IT IS NOT. Make sure to contact the school or even police if it is major.
Teen, 14 years old written by phiatastic

Cyberbullying is another terrible form of bullying. It is basically a way to bully kids via online. People can be hurtful and not be able to see how the receiver of the message is acting. It has lead to many deaths and is becoming more and more frequent. I was a victim of cyberbullying let me tell you one thing that was absolutely horrendous. I was sad so much and so hurt by what people were saying. I eventually confronted them which made it whole lot worse. I lost a lot of friends during that time but it was so worth it when i told the teacher and principal what was happening. Now i am in middle school 7th grade and things have gotten a little better. Although there are some really rude and mean people there i now have a few friends to help me through it. ADVICE: Talk to someone let them know what is happening. IT WAS NOT FUN. I went through it alone cause i thought i could handle it. Now it just made everything a whole lot better when i finally told someone. PLEASE even if you want to talk to me DO IT. I can help.
Adult written by flunky

Even site moderators can be bullies and misuse their positions. In open encyclopedia -like projects, they can allow other people to make edits and delete other people's edits. In one forum, there was a member, who bullied and libeled other members for years and finally had to leave. He returned later and was even given administrator rights. The other moderators seemed to have turned blind eye to his actions and allowed him to re-enter for his expertise. The misuse of high position is one form of Internet-bullying we need to take in account, too.
Kid, 11 years old

Makes Sense I've Seen TONS of people online and tell the bully to stop. It's Not cool or funny or cute it's WRONG and they KNOW it. I try to help if I'm playing a game or see it. Cause no one wants their feelings hurt by some jerk or idiot that uses bullying as a key tool online.
Teen, 17 years old written by melissa1441

Cyber bullying is when someone/people being hurtfull to another person that is not doing anything wrong. I had to deal with this when I was 13. No-one deserves to be bullied/abused/being threatend/sexual abuse/neglected/cyberbullied etc. If your wondering how I know these types of bullying/abuse, when I was 10 my class in school had a lesson on abuse and bullying, I have no idea why btw. To avoid Cyber bullying don't let your child in online chatrooms and don't let them text. Did this help? Melissa xx
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.
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