Cyberbullying is when someone bullies others using electronic means, this might involve social media and messaging services on the internet, accessed on a mobile phone, tablet or gaming platform.
Like any form of bullying, cyberbullying can be horrible for the children involved and hard for them to talk about. Cyberbullying can happen via text, email and on social networks and gaming platforms. It can consist of:
Threats and intimidation
Harassment and stalking
Rejection and exclusion
Identify theft, hacking into social media accounts and impersonation
Publically posting or sending on personal information about another person
Pledge to share the Stop, Speak, Support Code with your children, encouraging them to take positive actions online and inspire others to do the same.
Take Time out before getting involved and don't share or like negative comments.
Create an environmentwhere your kids feel safe to talk to you ora trusted adult about what they are going through.
Give the person being bullied a supportive message to let them know they're not alone.
Find out how bullying has changed as the digital world encourages more children to take to social media and anonymous messaging apps to share their experiences and manage relationships.
Learn more about the Stop, Speak, Support code HERE.