willful and repeated harm inflicted
through the use of computers, cell phones, and other
electronic devices.


Why is it so popular?

  • can occur at any time or place
  • can be anonymous on the internet
  • can control when social interactions occur
  • can bully someone you know or a stranger
  • no fear of face to face contact

Reasons for participating in Cyberbullying

  • revenge : someone was mean to a person or had an argument with a person

  • boredom : bored with real life experiences
  • practice for real life relationships: online a person can do whatever they want without repercussions and can bully strangers
  • if one is already a traditional bully they can continue doing so outside of school or social interactions