Cyber Bullying Related Terms
Bash Board: An online bulletin board on which individuals may post anything they want. The content tends to be malicious, ridiculing, hateful statements directed against another person.
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Blog: Interactive web journal or diary (web log) viewable to general audience or specific groups
Buddy List: Collection of real names, screen names, or handles which represent “friends” or buddies within an instant message, chat program, or cell phone.
Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is the use of e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, or other forms of information technology to deliberately harass, threaten, or intimidate someone.
Cyber Bullying Victim: The one who is on the receiving end of online social cruelty
Cyberstalking: Harassment that includes threats of harm or is highly intimidating and intruding upon one’s personal privacy.
Cyberthreats: Online material that either generally or specifically raises concerns that the creator may intent to inflict harm or violence to self of others.
IM/Instant Messaging: The act of instantly communicating between two or more people over a network such as the Internet.
Flaming (email text etc.): Sending rude, crude, angry or obscene messages directed at a person or persons either privately or to an online group.
Happy Slapping: Extreme form of bullying where physical assaults are recorded on mobile phones and distributed to others. Sometimes they are posted on Social Networking sites or blogs.
Harassment: Unsolicited words or actions intended to annoy, alarm or abuse another individual
ISP: Internet Service Provider, the company that provides an Internet connection to individuals or companies
Offender: The one who instigates online social cruelty
Social Networking web sites: Online service that bring together people by organizing them around a common interest or by providing an interactive environment of photos bligs, user profiles, and messaging systems. Examples include Facebook and MySpace.
Spam: Unsolicited electronic mail sent from someone you do not know.
Trolling: Deliberately positing false information to entine a genuinely helpful people to respond and contribute to the discussion.
URL: Universal record locator: a string of text that specifies the location of an object accessible through the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), typically a World Wide Web address, as of a home page or iplay channel. A Web URL begins with “http://”. Differs from a domain name in the sense that the domain name is a part of a URL and corresponds with IP addresses to form a URL.
Cyber Bullying Resource from Kamaron Institute www.kamaron.org and Kamaron Institute Resource Cyber Bullying Resource Center