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Cyber Bullying: Just The Facts

Cyber bullying is a form of bullying where digital technology is used.

You could experience cyber bullying via your phone, through social media platforms, when you’re gaming or when playing on your computer.

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If you’re a victim of cyber bullying, you may feel harassed, intimidated or even frightened of the person that is hidden behind their screen. Your family and friends may start to see a change in your behaviour or mood and you may even feel withdrawn and alone.

This is why it is so important to seek advice and support should you fall victim to cyberbullying. It can happen to anyone……at any time…..whatever your age!

Remember these key points…..

  • Cyber bullying should be taken just as seriously as face-to-face bullying
  • Cyber bullying can affect someone’s emotional health
  • Cyber bullies can often cause distress to their victims by sending comments, videos or images to a person without their consent
  • Cyber bullies may also try and hack into personal accounts to cause further harassment
  • Cyber bullies like control and may ask you to do things you may not feel comfortable with

IT’S IMPORTANT TO SPEAK OUT. SEEK ADVICE AND SUPPORT IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF CYBER BULLYING.

Please speak with a trusted adult so that they are able to support you.

How to get help

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