Cyber- Bullying

 

What is it?

 

Cyberbullying is using technology to deliberately and repeatedly bully someone else. It can happen to anyone, anytime, and can leave you feeling unsafe and alone.
Cyberbullying can include:

 

Abusive texts and emails

Posting unkind messages or images

Imitating others online

Excluding others online 

Inappropriate image tagging

 

Remember, treat others as you would like to be treated when communicating online.

 

 

How is it different to face-to-face bullying?


While cyberbullying is similar to face-to-face bullying it also differs in the following ways:

 

It can give the person doing the bullying a sense of being anonymous

It can occur 24/7 and be difficult to escape

It is invasive and you can be targeted while at home

It can have a large audience - sent to groups or posted on a public forum 

It can be permanent

 

 

How do I deal with it?

 

Don’t retaliate or respond.

 

Block the person doing the bullying and change your privacy settings.

 

Report it - Click the report abuse button.

 

Collect the evidence - keep mobile phone messages and print emails or social networking

conversations.

 

Talk to someone you trust, like a family member or friend. 

 

Talking to your teachers or parents can make a difference. Your school may have policies in place to deal with bullying and cyberbullying.

 

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