"my bad word is my bond"
"As a society we have only said NO to #overtbullying
We have opened the floodgates to covert bullying and cyberbullying
Cyberbullying has become the latest negative tool in the bully’s toolbox.
Here, the bully can attack, create cliques, gossip, spread rumors, and character-assassinate their target, anonymously.
As a result of the anonymity of the Internet, this relational aggression is particularly toxic.
Girls are so dependent on relationships that some have been known to go to sleep with their cell phones. So you can imagine how girls feel when they view Facebook pictures of groups they are not included in, parties they have been left out of, and relationships they don’t have... never mind being defriended. This kind of trauma can lead to jealousy, feelings of rejection, sadness, depression, and even suicide.
Edith Cowan University 2009 https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/australian_covert_bullying_prevalence_study_chapter_2.pdf
Social exclusion has been demonstrated to be the worst form of bullying . In extreme forms it has been linked to suicide .