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Cyber bullying

Internet is a wide-open world that offers so many resources for information and communication. The underlying technologies are so simple that allow anyone to access the internet including many adults and young people. However, it is not always a successful, enjoyable, and pleasant experience as millions of internet users actually face the cyber bullying problem.

Nansel et al. (2001: 2094) define bullying as being “a specific type of aggression in which

  1.  the behaviour is intended to harm or disturb,
  2.  the behaviour occurs repeatedly over time, and
  3.  there is an imbalance of power, with a more powerful person or group attacking a less powerful one. This asymmetry of power may be physical or psychological, and the aggressive behaviour may be verbal (eg, name-calling, threats),