(TELEGRAPH) — Girls are ganging up on boys in a new cyberbullying craze called “roasting”, a digital safety expert has warned.
The new bullying takes place via mobile apps such as WhatsApp, Instagram or Facebook, where girls pick on a boy and vent the most offensive abuse until the victim “completely cracks”.
This form of cyberbullying can also involve boys ganging up on girls or turning against each other in “very nasty” ways, experts have warned.
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Teachers and parents at leading private schools have been warned to be aware of this new form of cyberbullying, as it tends to happen outside adult oversight because teenagers regard it as just one level up from banter.