Cyberbullying : What Falls Into The Catalog Of Cyberbullying?

969 Words May 10th, 2015 4 Pages
What is cyberbullying? Where does it occur? How does if effect teenagers? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines cyberbullying as, “Bullying that takes place using electronic technology.” What falls into the catalog of cyberbullying? “Examples include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted in social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles”(What is) Cyberbullying, or any types of bullying, has a major impact on the way students interact and behave in school. Cyberbullying is a major contributor to the disturbance in the educational system, due to the emotional distress on the minds of students.
There are many shapes and forms of cyberbullying. Some people start off small by leaving a mean comment or making fun of a person. Others go as far as stalking them online. How do parents and teachers comprehend the difference between what is or isn’t cyberbullying? Robyn MacEachern, author of the book Cyberbullying-Deal with it Ctrl Alt Delete it (2008, p.3) recommends using the rl (Real Life) test “If rumors, lies, and threats happened in real life, would it be considered bullying?” Calling names, spreading rumors, making threats, basically anything that makes the other person feel embarrassed, humiliated, threatened, or uncomfortable is considered to be a form of bullying; and if it takes place online through text, email, or social networking, it is considered cyberbullying. According to the…

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