Foundation Public School
O level Defence Campus
Computer Studies
Muhammad Wasay VIII-D
Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass,
or target another person. By definition, it occurs among young people.
When an adult is involved, it may meet the definition of cyberharassment or cyberstalking, a crime that can have legal consequences
and involve jail time.
Sometimes cyberbullying can be easy to spot — for example, if your
child shows you a text, tweet, or response to a status update on
Facebook that is harsh, mean, or cruel.
Cyberbullying is a very common practice all across the glove. People of
all age groups are affected by it however with the growing use of
technology in younger generations; cyber bullying is become more
common and frequent. This poses a serious threat to society and the
world at whole.
Some common types we come across regularly
1. Harassment
It involves the bully sending offensive and malicious messages to an individual or a
group and is often repeated multiple times. Cyberstalking is one form of harassment
that involves continual threatening and rude messages, and can lead to physical
harassment in the real, offline world.
2. Flaming
Flaming is similar to harassment, but it refers to an online fight exchanged via emails,
instant messaging or chat rooms. It is a type of public bullying that often directs harsh
languages, or images to a specific person.
3. Exclusion
Exclusion is the act of intentionally singling out and leaving a person out from an online
group such as chats and sites. The group then subsequently leaves malicious
comments and harasses the one they singled out.
4. Outing
Outing is when a bully shares personal and private information, pictures, or videos
about someone publicly. A person is “outed” when his information has been
disseminated throughout the internet.
5. Masquerading
Masquerading is a situation where a bully creates a fake identity to harass someone
anonymously. In addition to creating a fake identity, the bully can impersonate someone
else to send malicious messages to the victim.
Main Causes of Cyberbullying
peer pressure
this is one of the main reasons why young
adults involve themselves in bullying
others via various social mediums
social relationships and problems
associated with them eventually lead to
inorder to take revenge from people
in retaliation to religious and ethical issues
If an individual near you is going through any of the following or is showing some of the
following signs, chances are they may be undergoing cyberbullying.
increased feeling of sadness and
changes in eating and sleeping
loss of interest in activities
students tend to drop out of school
or avoid going
increase in usage of life threatening and
harmful substances
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