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Cyberbullying is a technologically based form of torment, coercion, and intimidation manifested through the use of computers, cell phones, and various other computer-based technology. It may be an individual activity, but in adolescent manifestations of the activity, groups of bullies are often collectively engaged. The activity has a repetitive element, and the intent of the perpetrator is to do harm. Cyberbullying has the ability to invade an individual’s privacy and can lead to security concerns when physical and psychological threats are made. In this entry, various forms of cyberbullying are described, as well as the reasons for and manifestation of the practice. The responsibility and reactions of schools and parents of bullied students are discussed, and workplace cyberbullying and adult cyberbullying are also highlighted.

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