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« Cyber Bullying is a willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices ». Hinduja S, and Patchin J. W. (2009). Cyberbullying Prevention and Response, Expert Perspectives.
     Cyber bullying is an aggressive attitude that is practiced online. It involves intimidating, embarrassing, harassing, threatening, or otherwise cause to others harm via technological resources. Cyber bullying could happen several times in children and adults’ life. That is thanks to the variety of technological tools that are dispersal to them nowadays. That is because kids and young adults increasingly use computers, gaming consoles, and cell phones to access the Internet to communicate and interact with one another. Modern technology has contributed to the empowering of human abilities to communicate in ways that obviously did not exist in the past.  Cyber bullying could be an extension of physical bullying, that is some children and young adults revenge online because they could not do that in reality or face to face.
     The internet, computers, cell phones and technological devices now make creating and conveying mean messages to individuals, especially in the vicinity of children and adults, or groups potentially and tremendously more effective and efficient. These technologies have enabled messages consisting of text, images, photos, videos, and audio recordings to be easily created and used for many purposes including cyber bullying. 
       There is no such thing as Cyber Bullying. Adults make up these things to suppress kids and not let them have fun with their own friends on the Internet.  13 years old female said.  Samuel C.  McQuade, James P. Colt, Nancy B.B. Meyer. (2009). Cyber Bullying Protecting kids and adults from online bullies.
     This dangerous phenomenon poses a serious threat to the social and emotional development because it targets the most important category in society which is children and adults. Cyber Bullying affects their everyday lives either consciously or subconsciously. It might result very bad negative feelings and tragic events including suicide,  and self harm as we will see while discussing the effects of cyber bullying more in details. However, It has become a real complex social  problem that must be solved.
     To conclude, Cyber Bullying is an act occurs through using the technological devices. It is meant to bully others regardless the consequences that might be resulted because of it.

Mohamed El Houta and Soufiane El Moula  /                        University Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco 


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