Cyberbullying is the spreading of rumors or means messages about a person online. Cyberbullying can be done through email, social media, and many other types of electronic communication. The effects of cyberbullying are not only felt by those who are being bullied but by those around them as well. It can cause depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem in victims as well as make bystanders feel guilty for doing nothing to stop it from happening.
Cyberbullying has become a major issue because it happens online which means that bullies can stay anonymous while they bully someone else; this anonymity leads to more aggressive behavior than if the bully were face-to-face with their victim. The victims of cyberbullies often feel like there is nothing they can do about the abuse (i.e., block them on social media).
There are many types of bullying that happen in schools, but the most common form is cyberbullying. Cyberbullies have a lot more anonymity online than they would if they were face-to-face with their victim, which makes it difficult to stop them. Cyberbullying can be done through text messages, emailing, posting on social media sites like Facebook or Instagram, and even using apps. The victims can feel helpless against cyber bullies because there are so many ways for them to attack someone digitally.