Nasty or humiliating comments on posts, photos and in chat rooms. Denigration – This is when someone may send information about another person that is fake, damaging and untrue.Sharing photos of someone for the purpose to ridicule, spreading fake rumours and gossip. We even hear about people altering photos of others and posting in online for the purpose of bullying.
We have had many complaints from young people that new "friends" online have tried to pressure them into taking their clothes off and filming or taking images of themselves.
Threats have been made that their parent will be told embarrassing things if they don't take part or they will send the images to everyone they know if they do not do it.
Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets.
Social networking sites, messaging apps, gaming sites and chat rooms such as Facebook, XBox Live, Instagram, You Tube, Snapchat and other chat rooms can be great fun and a positive experience. Cyber bullying is rife on the internet and most young people will experience it or see it at some time.
Flaming – This is when someone is purposely using really extreme and offensive language and getting into online arguments and fights.
They do this to cause reactions and enjoy the fact it causes someone to get distressed.Only tell people things if it wouldn't embarrass you if other people found out about them.Posting false and malicious things about people on the internet can be classed as harassment.Cyber Stalking – This is the act of repeatedly sending messages that include threats of harm, harassment, intimidating messages, or engaging in other online activities that make a person afraid for his or her safety.The actions may be illegal too depending on what they are doing.Impersonation – This is when someone will hack into someone’s email or social networking account and use the person's online identity to send or post vicious or embarrassing material to/about others.