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Recognizing a Cyberbully

Illustration showing a depressed child holding a tablet with 3 cyberbullies coming out of tablet.

The demographics of perpetrators and potential victims of cyberbullying are largely uncharacterized by social researchers, presenting a difficult challenge for intervention efforts. Research in progress may be helpful identifying who is most vulnerable.

Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation

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Sheri Bauman, a University of Arizona expert on cyberbullying, discusses what motivates people to become cyberbullies.

Credit: National Science Foundation


Faye Mishna, a professor of social work at University of Toronto, discusses the characteristics of cyberbullies and their victims.

Credit: National Science Foundation