The Instagram Bully

Cyberbullying is expanding as new social media platforms are being created. One of the most popular ways that teens today are using to share their interests, life updates, and hobbies is through Instagram.

Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them either pubda7fe4e11ec06f1a5a3ec613dd1c66a3licly or privately on the app.  An average of 55 million photos are shared each day on Instagram. Since the app has become popular, it has also attracted cyberbullies. Here’s a few different ways the Instagram bully works

  1. Post a malicious or embarrassing photo of a target for all of their followers to see
  2. Write a caption on a disgusting or insulting photo and tag it with a target’s username
  3. Post cruel remarks under a photo that someone else posts
  4. Use the “Add People” feature and tag an image with the target’s name
  5. Add a mean hashtag under a photo
  6. Create a fake account with the victim’s name
  7. Post screenshots of private text messages
  8. Post embarrassing screenshots while using FaceTime
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