"Prevalence, psychological impact, and coping of cyberbully
victims among college students." journal of School Violence 11 (1) January: 21-37.
In face-to-face bullying the bully can see the impact as the attack happens whereas the cyberbully
cannot see any of the outcomes, perhaps resulting in further aggression.
It makes no difference if the cyberbully
is on his or her phone at home or at school the result is the same.
Some of the methods students can use to cyberbully
advantages for the cyberbully
that do not exist for traditional bullies.
If a child is being cyberbullied, it's important to "stop, block, and report." The child who is being bullied should immediately stop engaging with the cyberbully
, and then block and report the cyberbully
Schreiber points out that the cyberbully
doesn't see his or her victim, which makes it easier to have less empathy than in a face-to-face interaction.
research center [Identifying the causes of cyberbullying].
Alert (www.cyberbullyalert.com) is software program that helps document cyberbullying by saving a screen shot of the computer when the child clicks on the CyberBully
Girls are more likely to cyberbully
than boys because girls tend to gravitate toward social network sites and boys tend to gravitate toward sites where they can play online games.