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Cyberbullying

31/03/2014

​Cyberbullying happens when people use the internet or mobile phones to send teasing, nasty or threatening messages to others. Cyberbullying can happen in school or out, by people you know and sometimes people you don’t.

It can leave you feeling unsafe and alone.

Remember, no-one has the right to bully another person.

If you are being Cyberbullied

  • Ignore it. If you don’t respond the bully may get bored.
  • Tell someone. Tell your Mum or Dad or another trusted adult (e.g. a teacher). Or you can call the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, or visit their website.


Keep the evidence. This can be useful in tracking the bully. Save texts, emails, online conversations or voicemails as proof.

Help stop cyberbullying

  • Stand up and speak out! If you see or know that one of your friends is being cyberbullied, support them and report the bullying. You’d want them to do the same for you.
  • Don’t forward messages or pictures that are hurtful or upsetting. Even though you may not have started it, you will be seen to be part of it.
  • Remember to treat others online as you would in real life.

Need to talk?

  • Has something happened online that makes you feel uncomfortable, scared or sad.
  • Talking to friends and family can help. It can also help to talk to an expert about what’s happening.