Cyberbullying is “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.”
Some definitions, like the National Crime Prevention Council’s, make a bit more of a distinction around the harm element. It stipulates that cyberbullying also has to be behavior that’s meant to “hurt or embarrass” someone.
Tulane University has provided a simple definition: cyberbullying is a form of bullying that takes place on digital media.
When we’re talking to children and teenagers about cyberbullying, it helps to define it in a way that’s relevant to their experience.
To help your kids understand, and help you battle cyberbullying, WizCase has created this Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents.