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Cyber bullying: the monster the internet created Bullying is a social problem that has existed ever since the gathering of people began. Bullying began as the survival and organization of people into groups became important as a way of organizing society. This method of survival has evolved in our daily lives as it can be reflected in our educational, economic and social systems. Bullying is an aggressive intentional and repeated behavior of a group or an individual against a victim who cannot defend him or herself. Bullying can be either physical or verbal although they are both equaling harmful. The forms of bullying has changed dramatically over the years. Originally it was limited to physical or verbal confrontations that involved two or more persons but with the increased availability of internet, bullying is being redefined. Cyber bullying is form bullying that involves hurting someone else by using information and communication technologies. Unlike physical or verbal bullying, cyber bullying is targeted to an unlimited supply of audience. Every age group is affected regardless of physical strength. Cyber bullying has been on the rise as part of the misuse and abuse of a resource such as the internet. Since more and more of our lives now take place online, this type of bullying can take up several different form. As written in Dr. Kate D. Simmons and Dr. Yvette P. Bynum of Auburn University Montgomery article, “cyberbullying: six things administrators can do” there are common forms of cyberbullying which are “impersonation” which involves a person pretending to be someone else on a social media platform that sends or posts material to get the other person in trouble or damage his or her reputation; “Outing” which involves sharing someone else’s secrets or embarrassing information on the web; “Trickery” just like the name, imply someone talking another…...

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