Digital technology has been a tremendous boon to countries all over the world. The Internet has made its mark in almost every culture, enhancing education, communications and socialization as well as boosting economies. Digital advances, however, also have their drawbacks. Along with all the good, consistent Internet use increases the risk of cyberbullying, especially among the younger generation.
By definition, cyberbullying is bullying that occurs online via social media sites, chat rooms, e-mails, gaming sites, etc., or through text messaging and phone calls on smartphones. With so many young people using online services for socialization, it was only a matter of time before bullies would take advantage of this medium to perpetrate bullying acts. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube and Ask.fm are just a few of the dozens of social sites cyberbullies use to taunt their victims.