Definition of cyberbullying in English:

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cyberbullying

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪbəˌbʊliɪŋ/

noun

[mass noun]
The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature: children may be reluctant to admit to being the victims of cyberbullying
More example sentences
  • Large numbers of primary schoolchildren are becoming victims of cyberbullying, according to a survey.
  • In Britain, authorities are equally concerned about the prospect of cyberbullying.
  • Denise was a victim of a growing Internet trend called cyberbullying.

Derivatives

cyberbully

noun
Example sentences
  • So-called "cyberbullies" use e-mail or instant messaging as a tool for spreading abuse.
  • Children will be taught how to avoid paedophiles and cyberbullies as part of new government internet strategy
  • A shocking number of teens say that cyberbullies can strike much more easily because of technologies that are out there.
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