What is cyber bullying?

Sad childCyber bullying is the name used when people use the Internet or other technology to send nasty or upsetting messages to people.

Writing horrible things about someone in a text, making up stories about someone on a website or posting pictures of them without their permission are all types of cyber bullying.

Cyber bullying unfortunately happens to many young people today. Sometimes people do not think about the consequences of their actions and send something “as a joke”, when it is actually very upsetting for the person who receives the content.

Cyber-bullying is bullying and it is not acceptable behaviour. It’s important to know how to deal with it if it happens to you.

Our stories of cyber bullying

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Where can I get help and advice?

Three smiling ballsThere are a number of websites with help and advice on cyber bullying.

 

Reporting cyber abuse

CEOP is a police website which explains the different types of online abuse and how to report it.