Cyberbullying Can Kill

What To Do About Cyberbullying

What is cyberbullying?

  • Cyberbullying is when someone uses the internet or mobiles to deliberately upset someone else. This is a form of bullying and you shouldn’t have to put up with it.

How is it Different from Normal Bullying?

  • Because it takes place in the virtual world, it has a 24/7 nature and can make someone feel upset or threatened in their own home, while normal bullying usually cannot.

  • Sometimes it can be hard to identify who the cyberbully is because they could block their number or post things on a website anonymously.

  • A positive thing about this kind of bullying is that it can be evidenced.

  • With normal bullying, it can be one person’s word against another’s, but with cyberbullying you can save texts or print our emails / webpages.

  • By saving the texts or printing out the webpages, they can be used as proof to catch the bully and stop them from upsetting someone else.

What You Should Do If You See Someone Else Being Cyberbullied.

  • If you know someone that is being cyberbullied or have seen nasty profiles or messages going around, it is your duty to report it.

  • Cyberbullying is really scary for the person being bullied, and the audience can be huge; loads of people could be seeing the mean things that have been said and done.

  • If you see anything that looks like cyberbullying, it is your duty to report it as soon as possible.

  • Tell an adult you trust about what is going on and they will be able to help offer support to the person who is being bullied.