What is Online Roasting? Signs Your Teen is Being Cyberbullied

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/online-roasting-signs-cyberbullying/

Roasting is a term from comedy where a comedian roasts another person with good humor, but now also encompasses online roasting of individuals as a new type of cyberbullying. The trend started on Reddit, where users would post pictures of themselves holding up a sign saying “Roast Me,” consenting to the satire. But it has now expanded to other social media sites like Facebook, Whatsapp, and Snapchat. And the big difference is that this is usually done without the consent or desire of the individual to be roasted. Initially, roasting can start out innocuous and light-hearted; however, that is not…