“Cyberbullying (noun): The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature: children may be reluctant to admit to being the victims of cyberbullying”
Cyberbullying and digital abuse takes on many different forms and with the increasing use of technology in our lives can happen to anyone at any time (for help with online bullying visit our Cyberbullying Help Centre or Total Access Support section). Although there are varying ‘official’ definitions of cyberbullying, we understand it to be: Wilful and deliberately harmful communications carried out by one or multiple people via electronic digital devices including mobile phones, tablets, gaming consoles and computers.
Trolling, griefing, flaming, harassment, doxing, swatting and raging are all terms used to describe particular types of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can occur through email, forums, social media platforms, messaging services, chat rooms, gaming communities or any other digital space where people can openly communicate with each other. To further explore cyberbullying please see the suggestions below.