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Internet Governance Glossary


4.37 Cyber bullying

Internet misuse to harm, intimidate or harass other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.


Cyber bullying and especially harassment is a particular challenge for child safety online. Children and minors can easily become victims of cyber bullying, most often from their peers using information and communication technology (ICT) – combining mobile phone cameras, file-sharing systems, and social networks – as a convenient tool.