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
Another study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that incidents of major depressive incidents have increased dramatically among teens, particularly among girls, and that cyberbullying may be playing a role.
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles is expected to make an announcement this morning about a grand jury indictment in the cyberbullying case that resulted in a young Missouri teenager killing herself.
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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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