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Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. | 2014 Cyberbullying Examples



CYBERBULLYING BY PROXY-CYBERBULLYING TACTIC-IPREDATOR

CYBERBULLYING TACTIC: CYBERBULLYING BY PROXY

29. Cyberbullying by Proxy: Cyberbullying by Proxy is a tactic when a cyberbully encourages or persuades others to engage in deprecating and harassing a target child. Cyberbullying by proxy is a dangerous form of cyberbullying because adults may become the accomplices to the cyberbully involved in the harassment and do not know they are dealing with a child or someone they may know. A cyberbully is usually driven by a need for peer acceptance, but may engage in these maladaptive behaviors out of ignorance of the distress they cause a target child, or the most malevolent form, feels minimal remorse for the harm they are inflicting upon the target child.

SOCIAL MEDIA CYBERBULLYING-CYBERBULLYING TACTIC-IPREDATOR

CYBERBULLYING TACTIC: SOCIAL MEDIA CYBERBULLYING

30. Social Media Cyberbullying: Social Media Cyberbullying is a tactic used by which the cyberbully persuades the target child to include them in their “friends” or “buddy” lists and then begins to contact the target child’s friends, peers and loved ones disseminating disparaging information about the target child. The cyberbully will also encourage the target child to accept the cyberbullies accomplices on their “friends” or “buddy” lists without the target child knowing the cyberbully’s true motivations.

DIGITAL PIRACY INCLUSION-CYBERBULLYING TACTIC-IPREDATOR

CYBERBULLYING TACTIC: DIGITAL PIRACY INCLUSION

31. Digital Piracy Inclusion: Digital or Internet Piracy is broadly defined as the illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material on the internet using Information and Communications Technology. Although most cyberbullies do not fully understand the legal and criminal implications related to Digital Piracy, they are succinctly aware that it is an online behavior to avoid. As a cyberbullying tactic, the cyberbully encourages the target child to engage in Digital Piracy and then reports them either to the authorities, their parents or educators.

TRAGEDY NEWS MIRRORING-CYBERBULLYING TACTIC-IPREDATOR

CYBERBULLYING TACTIC:  TRAGEDY NEWS MIRRORING

32. Tragedy News Mirroring:  Local/National Tragedy Mirroring is a cyberbullying tactic whereby a cyberbully threatens a target child that he/she will allege that the target child is planning and preparing to engage in a violent activity directed at the targeted child’s school or community. Using Information and Communications Technology, the cyberbully disseminates felonious information to the target child’s peers and loved ones that he/she is planning a violent attack.

SLUT SHAMING-CYBERBULLYING TACTIC-IPREDATOR

CYBERBULLYING TACTIC: SLUT SHAMING

33. Slut Shaming: Slut Shaming is a cyberbullying tactic primarily targeting a female. A form of sexual cyberbullying, Slut Shaming occurs when a cyberbully records images or videos of the target child that can easily be construed as sexually provocative. Often times, the images and video used to shame the target child have been captured without the child’s consent or knowledge. Once these images and videos have been obtained, the cyberbully publishes this information throughout the school and within social networking sites.  

CYBERTHREATS-CYBERBULLYING TACTIC-IPREDATOR   

CYBERBULLYING TACTIC: CYBERTHREATS

34. Cyber Threats: Cyber Threats is a cyberbullying tactic whereby a cyberbully actively engaged in passive aggressive strategies of informing the target child that he or she is in danger from unknown or felonious assailants. Although the term, Cyber Threats, is often equated with Cyber Terrorism, this cyberbullying tactic is based in using threatening or fear provoking information to frighten the target child. The cyberbullying who is informing the target child is rarely the alleged child planning the assault. Given the goal of the cyberbully is to inspire gear in the target child, some cyberbullies will feign suicidal ideations and plans to cause the target child tremendous fear.     

TROLLING-CYBERBULLYING TACTIC-IPREDATOR

CYBERBULLYING TACTIC: TROLLING

35. Trolling: Trolling is the pediatric cyberbullying method of what has been termed, Internet Troll. Internet Trolls are often adults who disparage and harass unidentified online users, but the cyberbullying troll knows the identity of the target child. They appear in all forms of online mediums ranging from online video gaming gatherings, chatrooms and forum discussions. In cases where the cyberbully has a personal relationship with the target child, the cyberbully provokes the child into reactionary behaviors.

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