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5 Unique Aspects of Cyberbullying

5 Unique Aspects of Cyberbullying

Technology provides young people with new and meaningful ways to connect and communicate, but it also presents new challenges. That's why this March on PACERTalks About Bullying, we will be focusing on cyberbullying. To kick things off we're sharing 5 unique aspects of cyberbullying, all in 60 seconds or less.

  • Author: NBPC
  • Duration: 2:39 minutes
  • Date Posted: 3/3/2020
  • Categories: Cyberbullying

Series: PACERTalks About Bullying - Season 3

We are thrilled to return for a third season of PACERTalks About Bullying with more interviews, stories, and tips on making the world a kinder, more accepting, and more inclusive place. New this season is the “60 second response,” in which students, adults, and PACER's NBPC staff help answer your most frequently asked questions about bullying prevention.


>> Hey, everyone, welcome back to PACERTalks about Bullying. I'm Baily, and we're so glad you're here.

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Just as technology as evolved over the years, so has the ability to bully. Bullying, which was once restricted to the school in the neighborhood, has now moved into the online world. This type of bullying, which happens through electronic means, and referred to as cyberbullying.

This month, on PACERTalks about Bullying, we're going to be talking about all things cyberbullying. Now we know that all forms of bullying, whether in person or through technology, hurt, and can be emotionally damaging, but with cyberbullying, there's a few unique characteristics that are important to know about. That's why in this week's episode, we'll be sharing five aspects that make cyberbullying unique, all in 60 seconds or less.

Now that you know more about this week's episode, let's get into the video.

One, it's persistent. Technology is accessible 24/7, meaning cyberbullying can happen at any time, not just when kids are in school.

Two, it's hard to detect. While some types of bullying are overt, like pushing or damaging property, cyberbullying happens through computers or phones or tablets, making it harder for adults to detect.

Three, it can be anonymous. Students might not know who's bullying them, which makes it easier for one child to hurt another and not be held accountable.

Four, it can be seen by a much wider audience. Information can be shared easily and quickly, making it more difficult to contain or stop negative messages.

And finally, five, it's more permanent. When something is shared online, it often can be seen by everyone everywhere. It can be difficult to completely delete information once it's on the internet, and with that, that's a wrap on this week's episode of PACERTalks about Bullying.

Make sure you join us right back here every week for the rest of the month, as we continue the conversation about cyberbullying. We have some great upcoming episodes like what students think about cyberbullying, and what you can do to help. We'll see you next week, and remember, together we can create a world without bullying. See ya!

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