Cyberbullying is when someone uses technology, like the internet or a mobile phone, to deliberately hurt, humiliate, harass, intimidate or threaten someone else. It is different from bullying at school or in the community because it can happen at any time of the day or night and it may feel like you can’t get away from it. This may leave you feeling scared and unsafe at home.
We surveyed 150 children and young people who told us that they are worried about cyberbullying and internet safety. We’ve created top tips on how to deal with cyberbullying, how to stay safe online and how to stay safe using mobile phones.
Here are some links to useful websites to help you with online safety and cyberbullying
Bullying.co.uk is a website where trained counsellors can support you if you are being bullied, either by chatting online or by calling their free helpline. You can also find some top tips on how to stay safe – http://www.bullying.co.uk/
Child Line also have a website which has advice on many different topics but you can also speak to someone online http://www.childline.org.uk/talk/Pages/Talk.aspx
Another useful website for keeping yourself safe online is http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
- Personal Safety
- Online Safety
- Peer Pressure
- Safety Net Assertiveness Project – SNAP
- SNAP for Friendship