We all use the internet, mobile phones and other technologies more than ever. While these technologies bring many benefits to our lives, such as connecting with friends, entertainment, research and accessing support services, their growing use means that cyberbullying poses increased risks and dangers, particularly for young people. In Australia cyberbullying affects at least one in ten students aged from 14 - 17.
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Cyberbullies can be classmates, online acquaintances, and even anonymous users, but most often they do know their victims. (Bullyinghumanrights, 2015)
Cyberbullying can come in all different types of ways, examples such as, Cyber stalking, Degradation/humiliation, Harassing, Impersonating, Flaming, Text messaging, Password theft, Web site creating, Use of Photos and images, …show more content…
However, there are a few ways that teens are able to do to reduce or prevent getting cyberbullied. One is to educate the young teens and kids about the consequences of cyberbullying, such as identity theft and stalking. Another is, to teach them to respect others and to take a stand against bullying of all kinds. There are ways to educate people on cyberbullying, this can be by establishing rules about appropriate use of computers, cell phones, and other technology. For example, be clear about what sites they can visit and what they are permitted to do when they’re online. Show them how to be safe online. (stopcyberbullying.org,