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Cyberbullying[1], the main subject of this text, refers to a deliberate, repeated malicious behavior conducted online via electronic devices. This harmful act can take many forms, including but not limited to, spreading rumors, making threats, or posting demeaning or offensive comments. The aggressor often hides behind fake profiles, concealing their identity while causing distress to their targets. Cyberbullying also encompasses activities such as cyberstalking, online trolling, impersonation, and doxxing – sharing someone’s private information without their consent[4]. It’s a widespread issue occurring on various platforms such as social media[2], gaming, and dating apps. With the rise of digital technology[3], cyberbullying has become more accessible, potentially inflicting severe emotional damage to victims. Recognizing its dire consequences, many states have enacted laws and initiatives to combat this digital menace.

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1. Cyberbullying ( Cyberbullying )
1 Cyberbullying, the main subject of this text, refers to a deliberate, repeated malicious behavior conducted online via electronic devices. This harmful act can take many forms, including but not limited to, spreading rumors, making threats, or posting demeaning or offensive comments. The aggressor often hides behind fake profiles, concealing their identity while causing distress to their targets. Cyberbullying also encompasses activities such as cyberstalking, online trolling, impersonation, and doxxing - sharing someone's private information without their consent. It's a widespread issue occurring on various platforms such as social media, gaming, and dating apps. With the rise of digital technology, cyberbullying has become more accessible, potentially inflicting severe emotional damage to victims. Recognizing its dire consequences, many states have enacted laws and initiatives to combat this digital menace.
2 Cyberbullying, the main subject of this text, refers to a deliberate, repeated malicious behavior conducted online via electronic devices. This harmful act can take many forms, including but not limited to, spreading rumors, making threats, or posting demeaning or offensive comments. The aggressor often hides behind fake profiles, concealing their identity while causing distress to their targets. Cyberbullying also encompasses activities such as cyberstalking, online trolling, impersonation, and doxxing - sharing someone's private information without their consent. It's a widespread issue occurring on various platforms such as social media, gaming, and dating apps. With the rise of digital technology, cyberbullying has become more accessible, potentially inflicting severe emotional damage to victims. Recognizing its dire consequences, many states have enacted laws and initiatives to combat this digital menace.
2. social media. Social media is a broad term encompassing a variety of digital tools and platforms that facilitate the sharing of information and the creation of virtual communities. Emerging from early systems like PLATO and ARPANET, it has evolved into modern platforms like Facebook and Twitter. These platforms offer unique features that differentiate them from traditional media, including the ability for users to generate content and engage in dialogic communication. They cater to over 100 million users globally and offer different forms of services, such as messaging apps and collaborative content creation platforms. The use of social media has far-reaching impacts on individuals, society, and businesses, influencing everything from marketing practices to political processes. However, it's also associated with ethical concerns, such as the spread of misinformation and potential addiction.
Cyberbullying (Wikipedia)

Cyberbullying or cyberharassment is a form of bullying or harassment using electronic means. Cyberbullying and cyberharassment are also known as online bullying. It has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers and adolescents, due to the communication technology advancements and young people's increased use of such technologies. Cyberbullying is when someone, typically a teenager, bullies or harasses others on the internet and other digital spaces, particularly on social media sites.

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