Cyber-Bullying Explained to Parents in English

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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:

  • guilty
  • hopeless
  • embarrassed
  • depressed and rejected
  • unsafe and afraid
  • and even stressed

You can take steps to stop it immediately

  1. Don’t respond to cyberbullies
  2. 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.
  1. Report Cyberbullying to your social media provider
  2. Report Cyberbullying to the police
  3. Report Cyberbullying to teachers and schools

If you are being bullied contact Childline free on 0800 1111

 

 

 

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