- the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously.
Origin of cyberbullying
- to bully online by sending or posting mean, hurtful, or intimidating messages, usually anonymously: The 12-year-old had been cyberbullied for almost a year.
- a person who does this.
Origin of cyberbully
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Examples from the Web for cyberbullying
Paul, meanwhile, has taken to cyberbullying Rubio, tweeting on Friday that he is “acting like an isolationist.”The Rand-Rubio Catfight Over Cuba
December 19, 2014
Currently, 49 states enforce some sort of anti-bullying laws, 18 of which have specific legislations against “cyberbullying.”The Bully Waging War Against Bullies
October 10, 2013
After just a few casual dates with a man, Carla Franklin faced years of harassment, stalking, and cyberbullying.Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed
October 12, 2012
The decision of his case has the potential to set a precedent for cyberbullying being treated as a serious criminal offense.The Bully Project Director Talks About Documenting Bullying in American Schools
April 30, 2011