Definition of cyberbullying
: the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person (such as a student) often done anonymously
cyberbullyplay \ˈsī-bər-ˌbu̇-lē, -ˌbə-\ noun or verb
Recent Examples of cyberbullying from the Web
The account may be a beacon of hope for some, as cyberbullying continues to be a major issue.
Nancy Willard, director of Embrace Civility in the Digital Age, which works on combating cyberbullying, said that comments such as the ones made by Trump would not likely result in a suspension or expulsion.
According to the Workplace Bullying Institute's 2017 survey, 60 million working age Americans are affected by cyberbullying.
Even the most popular kids online deal with cyberbullying.
Schools with the designation have completed the Anti-Defamation League’s training on cyberbullying and conduct activities that promote respect and an inclusive environment.
Children and teens have committed suicide after being the victims of cyberbullying, while others have expressed suicidal thoughts online — a 14-year-old Florida girl even killed herself earlier this year while streaming on Facebook Live.
The case could have implications in future cases involving suicide or cyberbullying.
To learn more about cyberbullying, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine partnered with Four Winds Hospital in Westchester County, New York.
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First Known Use of cyberbullying
CYBERBULLYING Defined for Kids
Definition of cyberbullying for Students
: the act of bullying someone through electronic means (as by posting mean or threatening messages about the person online)
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