What is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is "the use of Information and Communications Technology, particularly mobile phones and the internet, deliberately to upset someone else".
Cyberbullying may consist of threats, harassment, embarrassment, humiliation, defamation or impersonation. It may take the form of general insults, or prejudice-based bullying, for example homophobic, sexist, racist or other forms of discrimination.
There are reported cases of cyberbullying involving:
- Virtual Learning Environments
- chat rooms
- social networking sites
- mobile and fixed-point phones
- digital cameras
- games and virtual world sites.