Some people just find satisfaction by annoying or attacking others online. This activity is known as online trolling.
What is Online Trolling?
Trolling is when an Internet user is abusive or obnoxious by posting provocative comments in hopes of starting arguments or upsetting people in online communities.
Cyber bullying occurs when the internet or mobile phones are used to send mean and threatening messages in a deliberate, repeated and hostile manner. Cyberbullying has been a major concern in Brunei, as it is common for people to vent their anger or frustration though social networks. Most cyber bullies are motivated by jealousy, anger, revenge or frustration. Many do it for their own entertainment or to get a reaction.
Examples of cyber bullying
Cyberbullying refers to the act of threatening, intimidating, harassing or causing embarrassment to someone on the internet. In Brunei, it’s common for people to express anger or frustration through social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If these online posts are directed at a specific person, it could lead to cyberbullying. Most cyberbullies are motivated by anger, revenge or frustration. Some do it for their own entertainment or to get a reaction.
Talk to your child about cyberbullying
Online games are easily available for download or to play through game consoles, computers and mobile devices. While games can be entertaining, you should be aware of the potential dangers to children.
Risks of online gaming
- Cyberbullying & online grooming
Multiplayer online games often include a chat feature which enables players to interact through text or voice chat while playing the game. This feature can be abused and lead to cyberbullying, grooming or sexual harassment.