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Cyberbullying is the term used for bullying behavior conducted by or involving electronic communication. Cyberbullying, in many ways, affects children and youth fiercely. Children have access to technologies from an increasingly early age that enable digital communication in the social groups they belong to at school or other childhood institutions. However, this access also reaches beyond the schools and institutions and allows children to communicate digitally with a more comprehensive network of children in and beyond their local communities. This entry examines the development of cyberbullying, research on cyberbullying, how it compares to bullying in the material world, and prevention and intervention strategies.

The Development of Cyberbullying

The digital social platforms available to children make it possible to send and share text messages, pictures, and videos and ...

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