Cyber bullying can start at a much younger age these days, with more and more primary age children starting to have mobile phones and more regular access to the internet.
Cyber bullying is when someone is bullied by the use of technology, for example on your mobile phone or on your computer.
There are some key steps to take to limit the chances of this happening to you:
Don’t ever give your name, age or address to anyone online who you don’t know, or without your parents’ permission.
If you think someone is upsetting you online, tell a parent or a teacher as soon as you can. Don’t ever be afraid to tell somebody.
Always remember, this is not your fault. The internet can be an amazing place and you can learn so much from it. Don’t be afraid of it, but always be aware.
Don’t ever chat to strangers, but instead enjoy chatting to your friends and family. Most importantly, have fun online.
Please see the following video, designed for primary age children, for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ctd75a7_Yw
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