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Cyberbullying

In contemporary society, the Internet has become a comprehensive tool for information, social communication, and entertainment. Especially for children and adolescents, it is useful for finding large amounts of information, getting connected with friends and family, and developing new relationships. However, cyberspace implies certain risks for young people, including the loss of privacy, access to inappropriate material, and exposure to bullying behaviors. Cyberbullying has emerged as a combination of increasingly online life for children and adolescents and their use of the Internet and digital technologies. From the point of view of social risk, researchers, parents, and educators are increasingly concerned about cyberbullying, given the negative consequences for the psychosocial well-being of youth.

In a 2015 book, Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin describe cyberbullying as a “willful ...

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