What is cyberbullying?
Internet harassment is a growing phenomenon in which children or teenagers harass each other in cyberspace or using mobile phones. Harassment includes:
- sending SMSs, emails or chat messages of a threatening or abusive nature.
- publishing unpleasant photographs or messages concerning others on websites.
- using another user’s name in order to spread untruths.
Internet harassment leaves victims feeling profoundly lonely, insecure, unhappy and in a permanent state of stress, pressure and fear. If they remain in this state for too long, they may resort to extreme acts, including suicide.