the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously.
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How to use cyberbullying in a sentence
In addition to the devastating impact of cyberbullying, social comparisons have been linked with poor self-esteem and suicidal ideation.
In India almost all forms of online harassment fall under the general category of cyberbullying.Online “auctions” of women are just the latest attacks on Muslims in India | Safina Nabi | February 21, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
There’s also a good chance you encountered racism, misogyny, cyberbullying or bomb threats on the app.College Conversation: New Social Apps Break With Toxic Past | Charu Kasturi | March 18, 2021 | Ozy
The alternative is to conduct assessments in live-stream classes, but that can open students up to ridicule and cyberbullying.Kids are shooting hoops with rolled up socks, but pandemic physical education is not canceled | Kelly Field | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Paul, meanwhile, has taken to cyberbullying Rubio, tweeting on Friday that he is “acting like an isolationist.”
Currently, 49 states enforce some sort of anti-bullying laws, 18 of which have specific legislations against “cyberbullying.”
As trolling has entered the mainstream—not to mention cyberbullying—critics are calling for the end of online anonymity.
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 | Abigail Pesta | October 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Louis Jordan | April 30, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST