Whereas adults might have labeled many of these practices as bullying, teens saw them as drama." Cyberbullying can take place on social media sites such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter.
"By 2008, 93% of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 were online.
Cyberbullies may disclose victims' personal data (e.g.
real name, home address, or workplace/schools) on websites or forums—called doxing, or may use impersonation, creating fake accounts, comments or sites posing as their target for the purpose of publishing material in their name that defames, discredits or ridicules them.This can leave the cyberbully anonymous, which can make it difficult for them to be caught or punished for their behavior, although not all cyberbullies maintain their anonymity.Text or instant messages and emails between friends can also constitute cyberbullying if what is said is hurtful.In addition, the combination of cameras and Internet access and the instant availability of these modern smartphone technologies yield specific types of cyberbullying not found in other platforms.It is likely that those cyberbullied via mobile devices will experience a wider range of types cyberbullying than those who are exclusively bullied elsewhere.Research has identified basic definitions and guidelines to help recognize and cope with what is regarded as abuse of electronic communications.Cyberbullying can be as simple as continuing to send emails or text messages harassing someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender.A troll may be disruptive either for their own amusement or because they are genuinely a combative person.Manuals to educate the public, teachers and parents summarize, "Cyberbullying is being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material using a cell phone or the internet." Research, legislation and education in the field are ongoing.Cyberbullying is when someone, typically teens, bully or harass others on the internet, particularly on social media sites.Harmful bullying behavior can include posting rumors, threats, sexual remarks, a victims' personal information, or pejorative labels (i.e. Internet trolling is a common form of bullying over the Internet in an online community (such as in online gaming or social media) in order to elicit a reaction, disruption, or for someone's own personal amusement.