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What is Cyber Bullying? 

Cyber bullying can be defined as the use of internet and/or mobile technology to harass, intimidate, or cause harm to another.

Social networking sites, messaging apps, gaming sites and chat rooms such as Facebook, XBox Live, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and other chat rooms can be great fun and a positive experience. However, they can also be used as a way to bully others. 

Cyber bullying can be difficult to escape and therefore increasingly traumatising. In addition, the public nature of it can mean that anyone can view the victim being cyber bullied; adding shame and embarrassment on top of the already painful experience.