Cyber vs traditional bullying
Studies revealed cyberbullying is highly correlated to school bullying and may be a continuation or even in retaliation for school bullying.
It is widely known that face-to-face bullying can result in long-term psychological harm to targets. This harm includes low self-esteem, depression, anger, school failure and avoidance, and, in some cases, school violence or even suicide. It is possible that the harm caused by cyberbullying, cybethreats and sexting may be greater than harm caused by traditional bullying because online communications can be extremely vicious and threatening. There is no escape for those who are being cyberbullied, and victimization is ongoing, 24/7. Cyberbullying material in addition can be distributed worldwide and is often irretrievable.
Cyberbullies can be anonymous and can solicit the involvement of unknown “friends” and the same applies for threats and sexting.
Personal and sexual relationships are often implicated in these cases, break ups, fights between peer and these behaviors can affect both boys and girls and often involve teens because they are not very good in hiding their identities, in fact they put a great deal of information on line on social networks. This increases the chance that some resentful person might steal such information to use it against you or even stranger or people just met occasionally or friends of friends.