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Wednesday 16 April 2014

When bullies go viral

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.

Source: InternetSafety101.org

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