What Is CyberBullying
Cyberbullying is bullying that occurs over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. It can take place through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, play, or share content.
It includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about somebody else. It can include spreading private or personal information about someone else thereby becoming the reason behind embarassment or humiliation.
The most common platforms where cyberbullying takes place are:
Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tik Tok
Text messaging and messaging apps on mobile or tablet devices
Instant messaging, direct messaging, and online chatting over the internet
Online forums, chat rooms, and message boards, such as Reddit
Online gaming communities
The latest example of cyber bullying is the ongoing feud between TikToker Amir Siddiqui and YouTuber CarryMinati.
Amir Siddiqui is a social media influencer on Tik Tok and has 3.7 million followers on the platform. The battle began when recently Amir Siddiqui posted an IGTV video where he talked about the quality of content on YouTube and tagged CarryMinati in the post. However, he later deleted the video.
Carry Minati responded to Siddiqui’s IGTV with a roast video on YouTube, where he attacked the platform and Amir Siddiqui. The video has now been deleted for violating ‘terms of service’. The battle is still going on and has led to the falling of rating of tiktok to 1.3.
Types of cyberbullying
Disclosure: The victim’s social media accounts are revealed by the seizure of the actions that will cause him/her to appear funny or inappropriate or lose his or her dignity.
Pretending to be someone else: Based on personal information, impersonating a person on social media is another type of cyberbullying.
Indictment: Using accusations, someone can share things to humiliate a person and harm his/her digital dignity and friendship or relationships
Trolling: It is another common type of cyberbullying.
Cheating or black mailing: Tricking someone into revealing personal information about a person and then using the same to black mail.
Facts about cyberbullying:
1) Nearly 42% of kids have been bullied online and almost one in four have been a victim of it more than once.
2) Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying.
3) The psychological and emotional outcomes of cyber bullying are similar to real-life bullying outcomes.