Cyberbullying: Ways

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flaming Flaming online “fights” using electronic messages with angry and vulgar language
harassment Harassment repeatedly sending offensive, rude, and/or insulting messages
laughing at gossip Denigration sending or posting cruel gossip or rumors about a person to damage his or her reputation or friendships
stealing information Impersonation breaking into someone’s account, posing as that person and sending messages to make the person look bad, get that person in trouble or danger, or damage that person’s reputation or friendships
telling secrets Outing and trickery sharing someone’s secrets or embarrassing information or images online and/or tricking someone into revealing secrets or embarrassing information, which is then shared online
alone with computer Exclusion intentionally excluding someone from an online group, like a buddy list
stalking keys Cyberstalking repeatedly sending messages that include threats of harm or are highly intimidating and engaging in other online activities that make a person afraid for her or her safety



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