What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is when someone uses the internet, email, messaging apps, online games or digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else. Sometimes people choose to bully other people using the internet or a mobile phone as it feels safer this way because it means the person doing the bullying can’t see how much it hurts the other person. Telling someone you trust could help you report the cyber bullying and give you more confidence to deal with the situation. If someone is bullying or threatening you, something can be done to stop them and you should report it to an adult you trust.
How to cope with Cyberbullying?
- Don’t keep it to yourself - tell someone - whether it's a responsible adult, teacher, friend, or whoever you feel comfortable with, this is the first step to making it stop.
- Don’t reply to any nasty messages you receive.
- Don't retaliate with inappropriate words and actions.
- Always screenshot or copy and paste the conversation or comments so you can use them later for evidence.
- Don’t share, comment, or like any bullying posts.
Talk to us
If you would like to talk to someone at school, please come and talk your Head of Year or your Assistant Head of Year or an adult you trust. They will be able to listen and support.
For more information on this subject, please see the resources below or follow the links to some useful websites:
Childline - Building Confidence After Online Bullying