What is cyber bullying?
Cyber bullying is the misuse of digital technologies or
communications to bully a person or a group, typically through
messages or actions that are threatening and/or intended to cause
offence, anxiety or humiliation.
Examples of cyber bullying
Abusive comments, rumours, gossip and threats
made using digital communications and/or technologies - this
includes internet trolling.
Sharing pictures, videos or personal
information without the consent of the owner and with the intent to
cause harm or humiliation.
Hacking into someone's email, phone or online
profiles to extract and share personal information, or to send
hurtful content while posing as that person.
Creating dedicated websites that intend to
harm, make fun of someone or spread malicious
Blackmailing or pressurising someone to do
something they do not want to such as sending a sexually explicit
Reporting cyber bullying
Addressing online risk
Protecting your child
For young people
Dealing with cyber
Staying safe on social
consequences of sexting