This page has been created with the help of young people, so that others can understand how little it takes to encourage cyberbullying. Each day, new issues will be addressed on the wall - to help everyone
recognise cyberbullying behaviour and show how to prevent it.
you'd like to get more involved in tackling cyberbullying or want to
chat to someone for help and advice, here are a couple of great sites:
- where young people act as CyberMentors to help others through
cyberbullying. You can get help from CyberMentors by leaving them
messages or chatting with them privately online. And, if you'd like to
offer your own support, you can sign up to become a CyberMentor
- where you can email, text or chat online with someone about any
problem, however big or small. Someone will always be there to help.
If you want to beat cyberbullying, check out these tips...
• Don't pass on cyberbullying videos or messages - that makes you just as bad as the Cyberbully.
• Don't add comments below cyberbullying videos or give them "thumbs up". That just makes things worse for the victim.
• Report any cyberbullying to the CyberMentors or someone else you trust, even if you're not the victim.
• Never respond or retaliate, it can make things worse.
• Block any users that send you nasty messages. No one needs friends like that.
Save and print out any bullying messages, posts, pictures or videos you
see. Make a note of dates and times of bullying messages, along with
any details about the sender's ID and the URL.
• If you're being bullied repeatedly, think about changing your user ID, nickname or profile.
• Don't ignore it. If you see cyberbullying going on, report it and offer your support - tell them about CyberMentors.
Think very carefully before posting photos of yourself online; once
your picture is online, anyone can download it and then share it or even
• Protect your privacy. Never let anyone have access to your passwords.
• Think carefully about what you say before you write or post anything online.
• Respect other people's views - just because you don't agree with them, it doesn't mean you have to be rude or abusive.