Cyberbullying is a type of harassment using Internet technologies, including insults, threats, defamation, compromising and blackmail, using personal messages or a public channel. If the usual bullying uses verbal and physical acts of violence, including psychological, then there is no need for personal presence for cyberbulling. All actions are performed using emails, messages in messengers and social networks, as well as by uploading photos and video materials containing information detrimental to the victim’s reputation to the public network.
Cyberbullying in social networks and other resources is carried out regularly and for quite a long time. Isolated instances of conflicts and insults cannot be regarded as cyberbulling. Manifestations may include insults in comments, personal messages and public conversations. Intimate, material, or any other kind of harassment can come from the real inner circle, as well as from complete strangers who accidentally noticed the profile of the victim. Such terror is characterized by perseverance, intervention in personal time, especially at night and the presence of threats.
In order to compromise a person, pages can be created that copy his personal information for further insults (for example, teachers, parents or friends) allegedly on his behalf. With the same purpose, a password can be selected for the real page of a person. If the relationship ends unfavorably as revenge by another partner, intimate photos, bank accounts, or the disclosure of any other personal information can be posted online.