Bad Behaviors in an On-Line WorldÂ
10 Ways to Tell if You or a Friend Are a Cyber-Bully
Well, Are You?Â
Cyber-harassment, cyber-stalking, cyber-group bully, cyber-Gossip: all of these categories fall under the tactics of a cyber-bully.
Here is a quiz, take it and see it youâ€™re a cyber-bully or if you’ve ever pulled some other cyber-bullying tactics during your time on-line.
Have you ever done this?
1.Signed on with someone elseâ€™s nic (on-line name) and password to get information.
While this does not seem like cyber-bullying if this information was to be used for ill-will, then, yes, it is cyber-bullying.
2. Sent an email or online greeting card from someone elseâ€™s account.
Again, some may claim that this is not cyber-bullying, if the email or online greeting is used to stalk or harass someone, then it falls under cyber-bullying.
3. Forwarded a private IM or email without permission.
This could be construed as a â€œgreyâ€ area. After all, itâ€™s merely passing on a private email or IM and some would argue as fairly innocuous.
It boils down to intent.
Was the private conversation/email sent to someone or others with the intent to spread gossip or do harm? While most likely the victim may never know their communication has been forwarded to others, this is still harmful to that person. This is not direct cyber-bullying, more like back-stabbing cyber-bullying tactics.
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