When bullies go viral
Published 17/11/2012 | 05:00
Gossip: Posting or sending cruel gossip to damage a person's reputation and relationships with friends, family and acquaintances.
Exclusion: Deliberately excluding someone from an online group
Impersonation: Breaking into someone's email or other online account and sending messages that will cause embarrassment or damage to the person's reputation and affect their relationship with others
Harassment: Repeatedly posting or sending offensive, rude and insulting messages.
Cyberstalking: Posting or sending unwanted or intimidating messages, which may include threats.
Flaming: Online fights where scornful and offensive messages are posted on websites, forums or blogs.
Outing and trickery: Tricking someone into revealing secrets or embarrassing information, which is then shared online.
Cyber threats: Remarks on the internet threaten-
ing or implying violent behaviour.