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Cyber Bullying: Just The Facts

Think you’re a victim of online bullying and need help and advice?

Here you can find out helpful information on what to do if you are being bullied online.

Cyber Bullying should be taken just as seriously as face to face bullying, the only difference between the two types of bullying is that a cyber bully tries to hide behind the internet from being caught. Cyber bullying can cause the victim to feel frightened and alone and it can impact on someone’s emotional health. Cyber bullies often cause distress to their victim online by sending comments, videos or images to a person to make them feel frightened or worthless. Cyber bullies may also try and hack into personal accounts to cause further harassment.

If you’re worried you’re a victim of cyber bullying, please speak with a trusted adult to seek advice. A parent/carer/teacher/mentor/school nurse will all be able to support you.

How to get help

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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Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.