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.

(source: www.safeinternet.gr)

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