Cyberbullying is sending or posting harmful or cruel text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices. The stories are heart breaking. It involves Teens or Adults who:
Sending cruel, vicious, and sometimes threatening messages.
Creating web sites that have stories, cartoons, pictures, jokes ridiculing others.
Posting pictures of people online and asking others to rate them, with questions such “Who is the biggest ___ (add a derogatory term)?”
Breaking into an e-mail account and sending vicious or embarrassing material to others.
Engaging someone in IM (instant messaging), tricking that person into revealing sensitive personal information, and forwarding that information to others.
Posting your twisted version of event or smear against your victim on various sites. EXAMPLES OF POSTINGS
Taking a picture of a person in the locker room using a digital phone camera, or taking a photo and re-working (photoshopping) it and sending that picture to others.
Taking any discussion or reasonable criticism (such as the exposes here on EOPC) as an "attack" and then counterattacking by badgering that person/ place that exposed you.. by making a site about them or sending email criticizing them to others, simply as "payback" or to "defend yourself" (cyberpaths 'playing victim') EXAMPLE
Cyberbullying is emerging as one of the more challenging issues as more people embrace the Internet and other mobile communication technologies.
Cyberthreats are a related concern. A cyberthreat is online material that threatens or raises concerns about violence against others, suicide, or other self-harm.
There are two kinds:
Direct threats are actual threats to hurt someone or push them to commit suicide.
Distressing material provides clues that the person is emotionally upset and may be considering hurting someone, hurting him or herself or committing suicide.
(Many cyberpaths fall well into the category of cyberbully - especially when caught, about to be caught and exposed. The cyberbullying usually happens as part of a pre-emptive attack and smear campaign in an attempt to throw the honesty and credibility of their victims in a bad light - EOPC)
CYBERBULLYING CAN KILL