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Why do cyber bullies bully others

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Cyber-bullying occurs when a person often a child, preteen, or teenager is bullied, harassed, humiliated, threatened, embarrassed, or targeted in some way by another person often a child, preteen or teenager. Cyber-bullying is much like traditional playground bullying where there is name calling and someone is getting picked on, except cyber-bullying is done through the use of the internet, cell phones and other forms of digital technology.

In Why do cyber bullies bully others for it to be categorized as cyber-bullying, the intent must be to cause emotional distress, and the methods of cyber-bullying are limited only by a child's' imagination or access to technology.

Though the use of sexual remarks and threats are sometimes present in cyber-bullying, it is not the same as sexual harassment and does not involve sexual predators.

StopCyberbullyingNow offers these concrete examples of traditional and cyber bullying. There are two very common types of cyber-bullying; direct attackand cyber-bullying by proxy.

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