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Gaming should be fun, so it’s NOT okay for other gamers to be horrible, say nasty things to you or make you feel bad when you’re playing.
There are lots of different ways someone might bully you when playing an online game:
When playing a game online, you’re unlikely to know all of the people you are playing with. Some people will use this to target random gamers and be unkind to them.
If someone is being nasty to you when you’re gaming, try not to get angry and react to it. You could try playing the game with a different group of people instead, or take a break for a while.
Remember, if someone is bullying you in an online game, it’s not okay and it’s not your fault. Every player in the game deserves to be respected. If another gamer is being nasty to you, speak to your parents/carers, friends or any other trusted adult, and report them to the moderators of the game you are playing too. They could end up being blocked from the game.
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 (School Nurse).
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.
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