Cyberbullying is when a child is threatened, harassed, humiliated or otherwise targeted by another child using digital technologies such as the internet and mobile phones. Cyberbullying can take place anywhere and at anytime and the person cyberbullying may attempt to appear anonymous.
If you are worried or upset it is important to talk to someone. It can be helpful to talk to a parent, carer, teacher or another adult that you trust.
- Hide your personal details
- Change your password often
- Set networking sites and profiles to 'private'
- Block the sender of hurtful or nasty messages
- Never open messages from someone you don't know
- Save nasty links, text messages and emails for evidence
- Only give details to friends you know in real life
- React appropriately to nasty or hurtful messages