Cyber bullying, also known as online bullying, is bullying via social networking sites, gaming sites, chat rooms or anywhere online.
Being bullied online can have a devastating impact on anyone experiencing it, and it can be really hard to get it to stop.
Bullies harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person by using the internet, a mobile phone or other internet devices.
Examples of cyber bullying include posting hurtful images, making online threats or sending hurtful emails or texts.
Cyber-bullying is a growing issue. Unlike other forms of bullying, cyber bullying can get at someone 24/7.
Some of the signs that a child is getting cyber-bullied is that they unexpectedly stop using the computer, don’t have their phone with them, or try to stay away from the internet, social media and their mobile.
They may start getting jumpy when they get unexpected text messages, emails or instant messages. Your child may not want to go to school, or feel uneasy about it, or they may get angry or depressed after using their computer. They may dislike talking about what they have been doing on the computer.
If you are suffering from cyber bullying, always remember this is not your fault and don’t ever be afraid to tell someone.
If you are a parent, please take positive steps to protect your child when he or she uses a mobile phone or the computer. Please consult the links below for more information.
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