Cyberbullying is commonly defined as the use of information and communication technologies to support repeated and deliberate hostile behaviour intended to harm others.
Forms of cyberbullying
Flaming – heated exchange
Harassing and threatening messages – e.g. ‘text wars’, ‘griefers’
Denigration – sending nasty SMS, pictures or prank phone calls ‘Slam books’ (websites or negative lists)
Impersonation – Using person’s screen name or password, e.g. message to hate group with personal details
Outing or trickery – sharing private personal information, messages, pictures with others
Posting ‘set up’ images/video –  e.g.‘happy slapping’
Ostracism – Intentionally excluding others from an online group e.g. knocked off buddy lists
Sexting  – sharing explicit material  by mobile phone

Publication Details