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What is a cyberbully?

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Updated August 27, 2011

Question: What is a cyberbully?
The definition of a cyber bully and the methods they use to intimidate disabled teens and non-disabled teens.
Answer: According to the Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, "students aged 10 to 18 define cyberbullying as bullying through modern technological devices which (1) is intended to hurt, (2) is part of a repetitive pattern of negative actions and (3) is performed in a relationship characterized by a power imbalance." Students typically use cell phones and the Internet to intimidate their victims. On the Internet, cyberbullies may attack through online chat rooms, email, social networking sites and by creating "flame" websites to taunt and humiliate their victims.

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