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Cyberbullying is a way of delivering covert psychological bullying. It uses information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated and hostile behaviour, by an individual or group that is intended to harm others.” Bill Belsey 2007

Cyberbullying can be described as any harassment, insults and humiliation that occurs through the electronic mediums such as email, mobile phones, social networking sites, instant messaging programs, chat rooms, web-sites and through the playing of online games.

Forms of Cyberbullying can include:-

• Harassing and threatening messages
• Sending nasty SMS, IM’s pictures or prank phone calls
• Using person’s screen name or password to pretend to be them
• Forwarding others’ private emails, messages, pictures or videos
• Posting mean or nasty comments or pictures
• Sending sexually explicit images – ‘sexting’
• Intentionally excluding others from an online group

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