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Cyberbullying

As a form of bullying, cyberbullying can be defined as an aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or an individual, using mobile phones or the Internet, repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend himself or herself. It has become a source of concern as children and young people increasingly use mobile phones and the Internet. This century has seen a rapid rise in the awareness of cyberbullying and the study of its forms, its consequences, and ways of coping with and preventing it.

While considered one form of bullying, cyberbullying is distinct from offline bullying in several respects. It is indirect rather than face-to-face, so the perpetrator(s) can often remain anonymous and usually do not see the victim’s immediate reaction. ...

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