Q. Why do people bully?
A. People bully out of anger. In most cases, the bully was also bullied before, but weren't driven in the right direction. But, most cyber bullies are not part of that. 81% of Cyber-Bullies say that they do it because "it is funny". In most cases, its by accident then they don't realize the consequences or effects for it. Bullies however, use aggression, violence, and verbal abuse to supplant these skills. They don’t have to learn how to work things out because they solve their problems through harassment and intimidation. Cyber-bullies, in addition to using cruel ways, hide behind the anonymity of a computer or cell phone, and over time, bullying becomes a natural response to any situation where they feel socially awkward, insecure, frightened, or embarrassed. (yahoo, wikipedia)
Q. If a parent suspects their child is a Cyber-Bully, what should they do?
A. The parent should talk to their child about internet responsibility, and ask them how they would feel if it happened to them. It is also important that the victim understands this as well, because they can turn around an Cyber-Bully another person until it gets out of control. (kidshealth)
Q. How do people react to Cyber-Bullying?
A. A person can react in two ways. A positive way by blocking the bully, and using privacy settings on all their information, or a negative way by answering or bullying back. But this can be prevented by not posting anything online that can be used to hurt you or your reputation. You can also restrict strangers from adding you on social networking sites by using privacy settings. The easiest way to avoid it all is to stay offline.