Adult cyber chat community
Not all negative interaction online or on social media can be attributed to cyberbullying.
Research suggests that there are also interactions online that result in peer pressure, which can have a negative, positive, or neutral impact on those involved.
The harassment can have wide-reaching effects on the victim, as the content used to harass the victim can be spread and shared easily among many people and often remains accessible long after the initial incident.
Cyberstalking is a form of online harassment in which the perpetrator uses electronic communications to stalk a victim.
Some teens argue that some events categorized as cyberbullying are simply drama.
It is expected that cyberbullying via these platforms will occur more often than through more stationary internet platforms.A frequently used definition of cyberbullying is "an aggressive, intentional act or behavior that is carried out by a group or an individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself." There are many variations of the definition, such as the National Crime Prevention Council's more specific definition: "the process of using the Internet, cell phones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person." Cyberbullying is often similar to traditional bullying, with some notable distinctions.Victims of cyberbullying may not know the identity of their bully, or why the bully is targeting them.Cyberbullies may disclose victims' personal data (e.g.