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Bera (2019) identifies 5 types of bullying on the web:
Nycyk (2015) identifies 9 types of cyberbullying:
Blain (2017) identifies 9 Common Types of Cyberbullying:
According to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, forty percent of adult Internet users say they’ve been harassed online, and almost three quarters say they’ve seen someone else being harassed.
We can stop cyberbullying by:
Most of the experts agree that we should respond with complete silence to a cyberbully. “Unfriend, unfollow, unlink, says Patricia Wallace, adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College Graduate School and author of “Psychology of the Internet.” Block the bully from your phone and your social media accounts. Don't respond. It makes you seem vulnerable and a more interesting target” (Bernstein, 2016).
The next recommendation is to write everything you want to say down in a notebook or a Word document, then to file it away. “The writing will dissipate your anger, says Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, in Newport, Calif. And you can recognize that the bully has a problem and you don’t.” (Bernstein, 2016).
C. New focus
Shifting your focus by writing a friend or loved one a nice note.
D. Save evidence
It is strongly recomended to make an archive of the evidence, ”with dates, times, descriptions and screenshots of messages or emails, says Tyler Cohen Wood, cybersecurity expert for Inspired eLearning, a San Antonio company that provides online digital awareness, compliance and harassment trening” (Bernstein, 2016).
E. Report to the site’s administrators
When cyberbullying happens on social media you should report to site’s administrators. ”You can also reach out to organizations that help people who are being attacked online: Crashoverridenetwork.com, iHollaback.org” (Bernstein, 2016).
F. Report to local law enforcement
If you are threat or if the cyberbullyied became extremely violent in cyber space, go to police and ask for help.
G. React when someonelse is cyberbullyied
”If you see cyberbullying happening to someone else, post something positive to the person being attacked. It is a powerful show of support to the victim and of rebuke to the bully, says Michelle Ferrier, an associate dean for innovation at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University and founder of TrollBusters, an organization that combats cyberbullying” (Bernstein, 2016).
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Find here inspirations and instructions for exercises to be applied in adult education. They were tested during common workshops. didactic_inspirations_cyberbullying.pdf
Author: Ciomaga Florentina, CJRAE Vrancea