Cyber-Bullying Explained to Parents in English
What is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullies use the internet or a mobile phone to hurt, harass or embarrass someone.
- It’s receiving nasty, threatening or hurtful messages through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, WhatsApp and other social media
- It’s sending photos and videos of you to others without your permission to embarrass or hurt you
- It’s spreading rumours or lies about you
- It’s excluding you from chat groups
- It’s Stealing your passwords or logging into your accounts
- Or creating a fake profile pretending to be you,
Cyber-bullying makes you feel:
- depressed and rejected
- unsafe and afraid
- and even stressed
You can take steps to stop it immediately
- Don’t respond to cyberbullies
- Don’t forward cyberbullying messages.
- Keep evidence Record the dates, times, and descriptions
- Save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages.
- Block the person who is cyberbullying.
- Report Cyberbullying to your social media provider
- Report Cyberbullying to the police
- Report Cyberbullying to teachers and schools
If you are being bullied contact Childline free on 0800 1111