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Cyberbullying

Bullying online. Shame longtime.

Cyberbullying is bullying using phones and online sites. It can happen to anyone and can leave you feeling unsafe or feeling shame.

Cyberbullying can make you feel alone – outside your friends, family and the mob. It can split families and community and sometimes lead to payback and violence.

What does it look like?

  • Abusive texts and emails
  • Threats
  • Posting nasty comments, photos and gossip
  • Pretending to be someone else online to stir trouble or bring shame
  • ‘Leaving people out' online
  • Blackmail
  • Hate pages
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  • How do you deal with it?

  • Don’t fight back!
  • Don’t post abusive messages
  • You can block the bully
  • Report it and collect the evidence
  • Talk to someone you trust

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Hot tip!

Get help for yourself or others if cyberbullying is happening

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If you see or know about cyberbullying happening, there are things you can do!

  • Support the person being bullied – ask them if they’re ok
  • Don’t forward on messages or pictures if you see them
  • Stand up and speak out – keep the messages to show a trusted adult or a leader in the community what’s going on
  • Report and block the bully – this can be done online, is anonymous, and can keep you safe.
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