Cyberbullying - Adults

Cyberbullying is the use of technology, such as the internet, social media or other digital communication platforms to harass, intimidate, or threaten someone. 

Cyberbullying can take many forms, including spreading rumours or false information, sharing embarrassing or damaging photos or videos, cyberstalking, hate speech, and online harassment. 

The anonymity and reach of the internet can make cyberbullying especially harmful, as the victim may feel unable to escape the abuse and it can have a lasting impact on their mental health and well-being. Cyberbullying can be just as serious as in-person bullying, and it's important for those who experience it to reach out for help and support. 

This fact sheet presents information about the common types of cyberbullying; the steps you can take if cyberbullied; the importance of perspective as to who is at fault; and cyberbullying preventation tips for those adults who are parents.

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Cyberbullying - Adults
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