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Beat the bullies in 5 steps

Avoid online bullies through these tips:
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1. Don’t share it / comment / like it
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If you share a post, picture or video of bullying, you’re adding to the problem, even if you’re intending to highlight how wrong it is

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2. Keep Private!
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Make sure all of your social media accounts are set to private. That way YOU have control over who sees your life, not them.

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3. Report it!
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Each site or social media has its own way of reporting online bullying.

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4. If you feel unsafe online, talk to somebody you trust
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This could be a teacher at your school, school nurse, your parents, your friends or any other trusted adult in your life.

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5. Provide support
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If you know somebody who is being cyber bullied, make sure you let them know you’re there for them and support each other in reporting it.

Find out more about cyber bullying and the ways an online bully might target you or your friends.

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If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.

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